Samuel Morse
(1791-1872)

Died aged c. 81

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American inventor and painter. 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 Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.

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Samuel Morse 1791-1872 American painter and inventor of the Morse Code lived here 1812-1815

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