Carleton Mabee, Biographer of Samuel Morse, Dies at 99 (NY Times)
LINK: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/25/books/carleton-mabee-biographer-of-morse-dies-at-99.html"Carleton Mabee, a history professor who won a Pulitzer Prize 70 years ago for his unsparing biography of Samuel F. B. Morse, one of the early developers of the electromagnetic telegraph, died on Dec. 18 in Gardiner, N.Y. He was 99.
Professor Mabee (pronounced like the word “maybe”), an emeritus professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, was best known for “The American Leonardo,” his biography of Morse, whose name lives on in the Morse code, the system of taps representing each letter of the alphabet that was used to send the famous 1844 message “What hath God wrought?” on the new telegraph line from Washington to Baltimore."
NY Times link continues his Bio and career.