Born at Fjelkinge, Sweden; deafened in one ear from frostbite while still in Sweden, and in the other from illness very soon after his family emigrated to America when he was 13 (1875). Graduate of the Minnesota School for the deaf; B.A. (1886), M.A. (1889), and honorary D.Sc. (1914) from Gallaudet College. Architect for buildings at the Pennsylvania (Mt. Airy) and Mississippi Schools for the deaf. President of the National Association of the Deaf 1910-1913. Ordained an Episcopal minister in later life (1929); died at Seattle, WA.
Sands of Time, p.107-117; Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences, p. 173-175; Gallaudet Encyclopedia, vol.2 p.1-3; Deaf Heritage, p.155; Gallaudet Almanac, p.239; CAID Proceedings, 28th, 1933, p.130; Representative Deaf Persons [first edition], p.109-112; Peeps into the Deaf World, p.136-137.
10 September 1862-8 September 1933