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Horace Mann

Educator & Politician
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Net worth 2018: Under Review
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Franklin
Country: United States
BirthDay: 4 May 1796
Sigh: Gemini
Died On: August 2, 1859
Education: Litchfield Law School, Brown University
BIOGRAPHY

Horace Mann was bornon 4 May 1796 in Franklin, American, is Educator & Politician. Horace Mann renowned as the ‘Father of the Common School Movement’ was an American education reformer and politician. He was a pioneer of public education and argued that education in a democratic society should be universal, non-factional and reliable. He believed that unruly children of the country can be best transformed into disciplined, sensible and republican nationals through universal public education. He got extensive support from modernizers including the ones from his Whig Party for establishing public schools. Most of the states followed one of the systems he formed in Massachusetts, particularly the ‘normal school’ program for professional training of teachers. Mostly women were trained in normal schools enabling them to build a new career in teaching. He made effort for well equipped schools, longer school life for students till 16 years of age, elaborate curriculum and good pay for teachers. He served as the Secretary of the ‘Massachusetts State Board of Education’ since its inception. He served the ‘Massachusetts State Legislature’ as a dedicated Whig party member and promoted rapid modernization. He was also elected to the ‘United States House of Representatives’.

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1859

He died on August 2, 1859 at the age of 63 years at Yellow Springs, Ohio, U

1853

Though he was defeated by Webster’s supporters at the ensuing nominating convention by one vote, his appeal to people as an independent candidate of anti-slavery re-elected him and he served till March 1853

1852

In September 1852, the ‘Free Soil Party’ nominated him for the governor’s position in Massachusetts

1850

He was engaged in a controversy with Daniel Webster in 1850 on fugitive slave law and slavery extension

1848

In 1848, he resigned from his post as the secretary of the ‘Massachusetts State Board of Education’ to fill up the seat of John Quincy Adams in the ‘United States Congress’

1845

Some of the books of Horace Mann include ‘Lectures on Education’ (1845), ‘A Few Thoughts for a Young Man’ (1850) and ‘Slavery: Letters and Speeches’ (1851)

1843

Since he had a huge fascination for German education system like many other American educators, he went to Germany in 1843 to see how the education system worked

1838

In 1838 he started and edited a biweekly journal ‘The Common School Journal’ which focussed on public schools and their issues

1837

The ‘Massachusetts State Board of Education’, the country’s first board of education, was created in 1837 following an intense reform movement for improving quality of education

1835

He served as a majority leader in the ‘Massachusetts State Senate’ from 1835 to 1837 and as its president in 1836 after being elected from Boston

1833

He made personal effort and established a lunatic asylum at Worcester and chaired the board of trustees in 1833

1830

In 1830, he married Charlotte Messer, daughter of Brown University’s president Asa Messer

1827

He began his career as a law practitioner and thereafter won a seat at the ‘Massachusetts House of Representatives’ from Dedham, Mass, in 1827 and served till 1833

1823

In 1823 he was enrolled in the bar of Norfolk County, Massachusetts

1821

He studied at the ‘Litchfield Law School’ sometime around 1821-23

1820

From 1820 to 1822 he worked as a teacher of Greek and Latin

1796

On May 4, 1796, Horace Mann was born to Thomas Mannand Rebecca Stanley Mann in Franklin, Massachusetts

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