Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley

Name Horace Greeley
Profession Journalist
Date of Birth 1811-02-03
Place of Birth New Hampshire
Age 61 yrs
Death Date 1872-11-29
Birth Sign Aquarius

About Horace Greeley

Remembered most as the founder and longtime editor of the New-York Tribune, he is also notable for his political career. In the late 1840s, he represented New York’s sixth district in the United States Congress; three decades later, he passed away while running for president on the Liberal Republican Party ticket.

Early Life Experience of Horace Greeley

In his teens, he apprenticed at the office of a Vermont newspaper called the Northern Spectator. Later, he worked for the Erie Gazette (in Pennsylvania) and The Spirit of the Times (in New York).

Trivia Info

Something of an eccentric, he is believed by several biographers to have been afflicted with Asperger’s syndrome.

Family Life and Relationship

His unhappy marriage to Mary Young Cheney began in 1836. Of the couple’s seven children, only two survived past childhood.

Close Associates

He played a major role in the 1840 presidential campaign of Whig candidate William Henry Harrison, publishing a pro-Harrison political journal called The Log Cabin and writing several campaign songs for “Tippecanoe” (a popular nickname for Harrison).

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Horace Pippin

Horace Pippin

Name Horace Pippin
Profession Painter
Date of Birth 1888-02-22
Place of Birth West Chester, PA
Age 58 yrs
Death Date 1946-07-06
Birth Sign Pisces

About Horace Pippin

American painter who created work based on the injustice of slavery and American segregation. Some of his popular paintings include the Domino Players in 1943 and Self-portrait in 1941.

Early Life Experience of Horace Pippin

He attended segregated schools until he was 15 years old and later worked in various jobs that included a hotel porter and a used-clothing peddler.

Trivia Info

He served in the 369th infantry in Europe during World War I.

Family Life and Relationship

He grew up with his family in Goshen, New York.

Close Associates

Like him, John Wesley Harick was an African-American painter.

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Horace Harmon Lurton | Supreme Court Justice

Horace Harmon Lurton | Supreme Court Justice

Name Horace Harmon Lurton
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Date of Birth 1844-02-26
Place of Birth Kentucky
Age 70 yrs
Death Date 1914-07-12
Birth Sign Pisces

About Horace Harmon Lurton

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1909 to 1914.

Early Life Experience of Horace Harmon Lurton

He graduated from Cumberland School of Law in 1867, which was originally part of Cumberland University and eventually became part of Samford University.

Trivia Info

He was one of the oldest justices appointed to the Court, being 65 years old at the time.

Family Life and Relationship

He was the son of a physician who later became a clergyman.

Close Associates

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by his friend, President William Howard Taft.

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Horace Gray | Supreme Court Justice

Horace Gray | Supreme Court Justice

Name Horace Gray
Profession Supreme Court Justice
Date of Birth 1828-03-24
Place of Birth Massachusetts
Age 74 yrs
Death Date 1902-09-15
Birth Sign Aries

About Horace Gray

Served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1881 to 1902.

Early Life Experience of Horace Gray

He studied law at Harvard. However, he didn’t receive a degree.

Trivia Info

He was the first justice of the Court to hire a clerk.

Family Life and Relationship

He grew up with a half-brother named John.

Close Associates

He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Chester A. Arthur.

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Horace Lawson Hunley | Engineer

Horace Lawson Hunley | Engineer

Name Horace Lawson Hunley
Profession Engineer
Date of Birth 1823-06-20
Place of Birth Tennessee
Age 40 yrs
Death Date 1863-10-15
Birth Sign Gemini

About Horace Lawson Hunley

Nineteenth-century engineer who designed and built Confederate submarines during the Civil War era. His best-known submarine, the H.L. Hunley, was named in his honor.

Early Life Experience of Horace Lawson Hunley

Before building his first submarine, the Pioneer, he worked as a lawyer and held a seat in the Louisiana State Legislature.

Trivia Info

Before its own sinking, his H.L. Hunley was the first naval vessel in history to sink an enemy submarine (the USS Housatonic).

Family Life and Relationship

He was born in Sumner County, Tennessee and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He died in a failed submarine exercise and was buried in Charleston, South Carolina.

Close Associates

He and Whitcomb L. Judson were both Civil War-era inventors.

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