The man who made the world just a little bit smaller

By Bill Federer

Samuel Morse

Samuel Morse

The world of communication was revolutionized by a man who died April 2, 1872. His name was Samuel F.B. Morse, inventor of the relegraph and the Morse code.

Samuel F.B. Morse graduated from Yale in 1810, and became one of the greatest portrait artists. He founded the National Academy of Design, and served as its president for 20 years. In 1831, Morse was appointed to the first chair of fine arts in America, the Professor of Sculpture and Painting at New York University.

Morse obtained a patent for his telegraph, but found it difficult to get financial backers. During the anxious days between failure and success, Samuel F.B. Morse wrote to his wife: “The only gleam of hope, and I can not underrate it, is from confidence in God. When I look upward it calms my apprehensions for the future, and I seem to hear a voice saying: ‘If I clothe the lilies of the field, shall I not also clothe you?’ Here is my strong confidence, and I will wait patiently for the direction of Providence.”

In 1843, Congress agreed to underwrite Morse to erected the first telegraph lines between Baltimore and the U.S. Supreme Court chamber in Washington, D.C.

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