Horace Greeley

Horace Greeley, born on this date in 1811, served in Congress, ran for president, helped organize the Republican Party, and founded The New York Tribune which would become the highest-circulating newspaper in the country.

As a promoter of western expansion, he may be best known today for the famous phrase “Go West, young man.” Words which Greeley did use in an 1865 editorial, but were actually first coined by a journalist from Indiana.

An abolitionist and advocate for free common-school education for all, Horace Greeley did write these words which reveal another of deep convictions . . .

“It is impossible to enslave mentally or socially a Bible-reading people. The principles of the Bible are the ground-work of human freedom.”

Engage with the Bible. The book that influences every sphere of life!

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