Samuel Finley Breese Morse

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United States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)

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At the age of 47, in 1838, Samuel Finley Breese Morse, one of the country's leading portraitists, put aside his palette and brushes and ended his career as an artist to devote his time to developing the telegraph.