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Horace Mann

Horace Mann

Horace Mann was an American educational reformer and Whig politician dedicated to promoting public education. A central theme of his life was that “it is the law of our nature to desire happiness. This law is not local, but universal; not temporary, but eternal. It is not a law to be proved by exceptions, for it knows no exception.” He served in the Massachusetts State legislature . In 1848, after public service as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann was elected to the United States House of Representatives . From September 1852 to his death, he served as President of Antioch College.

Birth: 1796-05-04

Died: 1859-08-02

Nickname: Horace Mann

Occupation: Lawyer, Educator, College president

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