Born at Toronto; deaf from ototoxic drugs administered after being struck by a car at age 9. In 1949, briefly enrolled in a day class for the deaf in Toronto, then to the Ontario School for the Deaf until 1954, then the Whitby (ON) District High School 1954-1958. Gallaudet College 1958-1962, graduating with a B.S. Attended American University for 1 year, then earned an M.B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1964. Systems analyst and programmer in Toronto 1964-1970, then in 1970 established the program for deaf students in business technologies at the new National Technical Institute for the Deaf. In 1974, came back to Gallaudet College and taught business administration there for 26 years. Earned a J.D. (law) degree from George Washington University in 1982. Active in many Canadian deaf associations while living there, and retained his Canadian citizenship despite his many years living in the U.S. Married Linda Lou Sokolis, also deaf, in 1963. Was in a serious car crash in Dec. 2000 and went through a long and difficult recovery, retiring in Spring 2001.
Deaf Heritage in Canada, p.227-228.
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