From Ohio History Central
Memorial to Horace Mann, founder and first president of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Greene County, Ohio, ca. 1940-1949.
Horace Mann was born on May 4, 1796, in Franklin, Massachusetts. He graduated from Brown University in 1819 and proceeded to study the law. While learning the law, Mann also worked as a Greek and Latin tutor and also served as a librarian at Brown University. Upon passing the Massachusetts bar exam in 1823, Mann embarked upon a legal career. He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1827 to 1833 and in the Massachusetts Senate from 1833 to 1837.
In 1837, Mann secured appointment to the Massachusetts Board of Education. In this position, he emerged as one of the United States