Born at Clearfield, PA; deafened at age 6 by spinal meningitis. Attended the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (Mt. Airy); B.A. (1913), M.A. (1914) from Gallaudet College; at Gallaudet, was its first deaf teacher in mathematics, economics teacher, athletic coach, and dramatics director, 1915-1956; died at Washington, DC. Hughes Memorial Gymnasium (built 1956-1958, razed 1999) on the Gallaudet University campus was named for him. A D.C.-area amateur deaf theater troupe (1960s-ca.1995) was also named in his memory.
Gallaudet Almanac, p.240; Silent Worker, v.8 n.10, June 1956, p.15.
15 July 1892-6 May 1956