Hearing. Youngest child of Thomas Hopkins and Sophia Fowler Gallaudet; born and died at Hartford, CT; in 1857, became founding principal of the Kendall School, Washington DC; was instrumental in the establishment of, and became the first president of, the college for the deaf that was to become Gallaudet University (named for his father, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, q.v.). Retired in 1910. A building on the Gallaudet campus is named in his honor, and a statue of him stands on the quad.
Gallaudet Encyclopedia, vol. 1, p.439-444; American National Biography, vol.8 p.643-644; ABC-Clio companion, p.132; Encyclopedia of Special Education, vol.2, p.695-696; Deaf Heritage in Canada, p.19-20; Dictionary of American Biography, vol.4, p.110; Gallaudet Almanac, p.235, 237.
5 February 1837-26 September 1917