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Full Name: Horace Greeley
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(1811-1872) Editor, publisher. Founder of the New York Tribune in 1841, a large paper with a circulation of 250,000. The Tribune printed the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, etc. There is a statue of Greeley in City Hall park. He was the first newspaper editor to allow by-lines. On August 19, 1862, he published "The Prayer of Twenty Millions" in the Tribune, an open letter to President Lincoln demanding that Lincoln commit himself to the emancipation of slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 followed. He lived in Chappaqua for the last 18 years of his life. There is a room at the New Castle Town Hall with some of his belongings and artifacts. He is buried in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery.
Author's Timeline:
1872 Kings County
Greeley is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York. 
1841 New York County
Greeley founded the New York "Tribune". 
1856 Westchester County
Greeley lived in Chappaqua, New York. 
1811 (Unknown) County
Horace Greeley was born in Amherst, New Hampshire in 1811. 
1872 Westchester County
Horace Greeley died in Pleasantville, New York in 1872. 
1866 (Unknown) County
The American Conflict
A history of the Civil War. 
1868 (Unknown) County
Recollections of a Busy Life
Autobiography (1868, repr. 1968).  

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