Born in Denison, Texas, and deafened by scarlet fever at age 12. Attended Colorado School for the Deaf, 1907; B.A. from Gallaudet College in 1912, M.A. in 1918, honorary doctorate from Gallaudet in 1939. Texas vocational rehabilitation officer, 1940-45, in California 1945-52. Married first wife Anna V. Johnson, deaf, in 1912 and had 2 children with her, but she died in the influenza epidemic of 1918; remarried to Effie Weseen, also deaf, in 1920. Vice-president of National Rehabilitation Association; member of National Advisory Council, FSA; teacher and administrator at Iowa School for the Deaf, 1922-40, Texas School for the Deaf 1940-61. President of National Association of the Deaf 1940-1946. Died in Oakland, CA.
Sands of Time, p.165-175; Deaf Heritage, p.326; Deaf American, Nov. 1966, p.10-11; The Legacy of Iowa School for the Deaf, p.118-119.
2 June 1888-16 September 1966