Horace Mann Attaining Full Heights
Horace Mann (May 4, 1796–August 2, 1859) was an American politician and educational reformer. A Whig devoted to promoting speedy modernization, he served in the Massachusetts State legislature (1827–37). In 1848, after serving as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education since its creation, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Historian Ellwood P. Cubberley asserts:
—Wikipedia contributors, “Horace Mann,” Wikipedia, (accessed June 3, 2016).