MORSE, SAMUEL F.B.
\mˈɔːs], \mˈɔːs], \m_ˈɔː_s]\
Definitions of MORSE, SAMUEL F.B.
Sort: Oldest first
(1791-1872), was engaged in painting in his early life and gained considerable prominence as an artist. He conceived the idea of an electro-magnetic telegraph in a conversation with Charles T. Jackson in 1832. He immediately applied himself to the task, and in 1837 exhibited his invention. After repeated appeals Congress appropriated $30,000 in 1843 for a telegraph line between Washington and Baltimore, which was successfully tested in 1844. The number and character of the honors he received was seldom equalled. His system is almost universally employed.
By John Franklin Jameson