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Meet The Father Of Teachers

Horace Mann was an American educational reformer and Whig politician known for his commitment to promoting public education.

In 1848, after public service as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann was elected to the United States House of Representatives (1848–1853). From September 1852 to his death, he served as President of Antioch College.

Horace Mann was born on May 4, 1796 in Franklin, Massachusetts.His father was a farmer without much money. From ten years of age to twenty, he had no more than six weeks' schooling during any year, but he made use of the Franklin Public Library, the first public library in America.

At the age of twenty, he enrolled at Brown University and graduated in three years[6] as valedictorian (1819). The theme of his oration was "The Progressive Character of the Human Race."[5] He learned Greek and Latin from Samuel Barrett,who later became a famous Unitarian minister.

He then studied law for a short time in Wrentham, Massachusetts and was a tutor of Latin and Greek (1820–1822) and a librarian (1821–1823) at Brown. During 1822, he also studied at Litchfield Law School and, in 1823, was admitted to the bar in Dedham, Massachusetts.

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