Person Detail: Horace Greeley
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|Full Name: Horace Greeley|
(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.
Greeley is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.
New York County
Greeley founded the New York "Tribune".
Greeley lived in Chappaqua, New York.
Horace Greeley was born in Amherst, New Hampshire in 1811.
Horace Greeley died in Pleasantville, New York in 1872.
The American Conflict
A history of the Civil War.
Recollections of a Busy Life
Autobiography (1868, repr. 1968).