Horace Mann

Horace Mann

Born: May 4, 1796

Died: August 2, 1859

Nationality: American

Occupation: Educator, politician

Biography: Horace Mann was an American education reformer. As a politician he served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833. He served in the Massachusetts Senate from 1834 to 1837. In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was elected to the US House of Representatives.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Words for Teachers to Live By (2002) by Mary Engelbreit

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Graded Selections for Memorizing : Adapted for Use at Home and in School (1880) by John Bradley Peaslee, p. 104

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Source/Notes: Twelve Sermons: Delivered at Antioch College (1861 edition)