Born in Missouri; deafened at age 9 from spinal meningitis. Attempted to continue in regular school for a year until transferring to the Arkansas School for the Deaf in 1932, finishing there at age 16 and entering Gallaudet College, where she graduated in 1940. Worked in a wartime production factory, then became a teacher at Gallaudet in 1944. Founder of the tutorial center at Gallaudet College; president of the Senior Citizens Section of the National Association of the Deaf, 1982; volunteer worker at NAD headquarters since her retirement, then after the death of her deaf husband (Leon Auerbach, q.v.) moved to Concord, NH to be nearer her children and grandchildren.
www.rit.edu/~glk9638/history/auerbach.htm (Jan. 24, 2001); Deaf Women, p.73.
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