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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 - April 2, 1872) was an artist who became better known as an inventor, largely for his contributions to the invention of the telegraph system and the Morse Code, which helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy. Morse was born in Charlestown, which is currently the oldest neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, as the first child of Jedidiah Morse, a geographer and Congregational pastor. Samuel Morse was also a leader in the anti-Catholic and anti-immigration movement of the mid-1800s.



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