Horace Greeley was born on February 3, 1811, in Amherst, New Hampshire. He founded The New Yorker in 1834 and became a contributing writer, supplementing his income by writing for the Whig Party. In 1841, he started the New York Tribune. Greeley became a leader of the Liberal Republican Party in 1872 and subsequently ran for the U.S. presidency as a Liberal Republican, but died on November 29, 1872, in Pleasantville, New York, before the electoral votes were counted (and his likely defeat).
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