Vignette of Horace Greeley 1811-1872. Founder of The New Yorker in 1834. Important editor and commentator in New York. Started the New York Tribune as a popular penny paper which reflected his Whig views. By 1841 had produced the Weekly Tribune which provided news to more than 200,000 rural subscribers (many in the Midwest). Switched to the Republican party and a sporadic defender of Lincoln. Commentator of social issues of the day. One of the editors pushing the "On to Richmond" campaign on 1861. Unhappy with the corruption of the Grant administration and disillusioned by the politics of his party, Greeley ran as a splinter Republican candidate in 1872, Won only 6 of the 37 states. Died later the same year.
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