Deafened between 10 and 11 by meningitis; attended public schools before and after becoming deaf, graduating 1874 and then entering the high class of the New York Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb (Fanwood). Graduated Fanwood in 1879, then from Gallaudet College in 1883. After a brief try at newspaper reporting, went into teaching at the New York school, adding the duties of senior assistant to the principal and librarian. President of the National Assocation of the Deaf 1893-1896. Received an honorary D.Litt. degree from Gallaudet College.
Sands of Time, p.45-60; Representative Deaf Persons [first edition], p.153-154.
16 November 1860-20 November 1944