12 August 2015

NYC #13: Horace Greeley


'Horace Greeley 1811–1872

As founder of New York Tribune – whose headquarters were located
opposite City Hall Park on Park Row – Horace Greeley set new standards
for integrity in American journalism. Greeley's editorials addressed the
social and political issues of his era, including the abolition of slavery
and the settlement of the West. Greeley was nominated for the presidency
in 1872, but he lost the election and died several weeks later. His body lay
in state atop the rotunda staircase in City Hall. This statue, by John Quincy
Adams Ward was commissioned by his co-workers at the New York Tribune.'

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