Deafened at age 10 from spinal meningitis; went though public schools. After a short time at the American School for the Deaf, went to Gallaudet College and graduated there. Taught at New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) while studying for a master's, then taught at Gallaudet College. Was the only deaf member of the advisory board for the establishment of NTID, then taught there until retirement. Author of poetry, an anthology of poetry by other deaf writers, and of the first edition of Great Deaf Americans.
Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences, p.287-290; Great Deaf Americans, The Second Edition, p. 470-475.
8 July 1920-