Gallaudet, Edward Miner

Gallaudet, Edward Miner

(1837–1917) educator; born in Hartford, Conn. (son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet). He was a founder and superintendent of Columbia Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, Washington, D.C. (1857–1910) (renamed Gallaudet College for his father in 1894). There he introduced a combined manual and oral method of teaching the deaf and established the first U.S. college program for the deaf.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.