Samuel Finley Breese Morse

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872)
Massachusetts-born Morse was a noted artist and inventor. Best known for his invention of the magnetic telegraph and Morse code, he was also an accomplished artist. A graduate of Yale University, he later traveled to England to pursue studies in painting. A founder and the first president of the National Academy of Design in New York, Morse also held a professorship at New York University. His invention changed communications forever and Morse was widely celebrated for its creation.