Samuel Morse

(Samuel Finley Breese Morse)

Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse
  • Born: April 27, 1791
  • Died: April 2, 1872
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Painter, Inventor









Samuel Finley Breese Morse, OIC was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.

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First, shut your gates. Immigration & Emigration
I assert that the Federalists in the Northern States have done more injury to their country by their violent opposition measures than a French alliance could.… Federalists are cowards, a base set—traitors to their country and ought to be hanged like traitors Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I have been so constantly under the necessity of watching the movements of the most unprincipled set of pirates I have ever known, that all my time has been occupied in defense, in putting evidence into something like legal shape that I am the inventor of the Electro-Magnetic Telegraph. Copyrights, Patents & Intellectual Property
The serpent has already commenced his coil about our limbs, and the lethargy of its poison is creeping over us. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The telegraph would bind man to his fellow-man in such bonds of amity as to put an end to war. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
What hath God wrought! Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
If the presence of electricity can be made visible in any part of the circuit, I see no reason why intelligence may not be transmitted instantaneously by electricity.
My price is five dollars for a miniature on ivory, and I have engaged three or four at that price. My price for profiles is one dollar, and everybody is willing to engage me at that price.
The mere holding of slaves, therefore, is a condition having per se nothing of moral character in it, any more than the being a parent, or employer, or ruler.
What God hath wrought? Religion & God