: This article is about an early leader in education; for other uses of the name see Horace Mann (disambiguation). Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an United States education reformer and abolitionist. He was a brother-in-law to author Nathaniel Hawthorne, since their wives were sisters.
Education and early career
Mann was born in Franklin, Massachusetts. His childhood and youth were passed in poverty, and hi