Born and died at New York City; deafened by spinal meningitis at age 6; attended the Lexington and New York (Fanwood) Schools for the Deaf, and worked for a while as a printer before returning to school, earning a B.S. (1942) from Gallaudet College, where he trained as a chemist. Married Kathleen Bedard, also deaf. After various positions, became the first executive secretary of the National Association of the Deaf, 1966 until his death.
Deaf Persons in the Arts and Sciences, p.311-313; Great Deaf Americans, The Second Edition, p.178-183; Gallaudet Encyclopedia, vol.3, p.3-5; ABC-Clio Companion, p.276-277; Deaf American, Dec. 1976, p.9-12; Successful Deaf Americans, p.65-66; Deaf Heritage, p.420-421; Discoveries, p.77; Collage, p.182.
1 February 1922-6 September 1979