Horace Greeley Biography

Editor, Journalist (1811–1872)
Journalist Horace Greeley launched the New Yorker and the New York Tribune. He also ran for president under the Liberal Republican Party, which he founded.


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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