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Horace Greeley

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Definition: Powerful newspaper editor who campaigned vigorously against slavery beginning in 1841. His New York Tribune reached thousands of people. He started The Log Cabin in 1840 to campaign for Whig Party presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. Greeley was one of the first editors to join the Republican Party and as a delegate to the 1860 national convention supported the nomination of Abraham Lincoln for president. After the war, he urged pardons for all members of Confederacy and even signed the bail bond of Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis.

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