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Other Profession(s): Painter
Higher Education: Graduated
Samuel Morse, a well-known American inventor, was born in Massachusetts, U.S. Morse began his career as a painter, specializing in portraits. He quickly made a name for himself in the art world and painted famous figures like the Marquis de Lafayette of France, past US Presidents John Adams and James Monroe, and other notable figures. He spent many years developing the single-wire telegraph system, revolutionizing how communications were carried and received around the globe. Morse Code, a system for communicating text as a succession of on and off tones, was co-created him.
He participated in the establishment of New York City's National Academy of Design in 1826.
He presided over the academy from 1826 to 1845.
Morse traveled and studied in Europe from 1830 to 1832 to advance his painting abilities.
He and his collaborators performed the first official public demonstration of the electric telegraph in 1838.
Morse ultimately got the telegraph patent in 1847.
Morse received 400,000 French francs in 1858 from the governments of France, Austria, and other European nations.
He offered assistance and even made a $10,000 investment in Cyrus West Field's ambitions to build a transoceanic telegraph connection.
To demonstrate his telegraph system, Morse traveled to Washington, D.C., one last time in December 1842. He strung "wires between two committee chambers in the Capitol and sent messages back and forth."
Achievements and Awards:
Samuel Morse was honored with a bronze statue unveiled in Central Park in New York City in 1871.
Morse was chosen to join the American Philosophical Society in 1848.
Even though Morse had always been captivated by electromagnetic, the unexpected news of his wife's passing inspired him to create a tool that enabled long-distance communication.
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