Horace Greeley

U.S. Congressperson

1811 – 1872

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Who was Horace Greeley?

Horace Greeley was an American newspaper editor, a founder of the Liberal Republican Party, a reformer, a politician, and an outspoken opponent of slavery. The New York Tribune was the most influential U.S. newspaper from the 1840s to the 1870s and "established Greeley's reputation as the greatest editor of his day." Greeley used it to promote the Whig and Republican parties, as well as opposition to slavery and a host of reforms ranging from vegetarianism to socialism.

Crusading against the corruption of Ulysses S. Grant's Republican administration, he was the new Liberal Republican Party's candidate in the 1872 U.S. presidential election. Despite having the additional support of the Democratic Party, he lost in a landslide. He is the only presidential candidate to have died prior to the counting of electoral votes.

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Born
Feb 3, 1811
Amherst
Also known as
  • Horace Greely
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Employment
  • Managing Editor, New-York Tribune
Lived in
  • New Hampshire
Died
Nov 29, 1872
Pleasantville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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