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Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet

Educational pioneer who co-founded, along with Laurent Clerc and Mason Cogswell, what’s now referred to as the American College for the Deaf, the initial instutition for deaf education in THE UNITED STATES. He was also the school’s initial principal. He was created in Philadelphia, Pa and gained a master’s level from Yale in 1808. He afterwards became a preacher after graduating from Andover Theological Seminary. A twenty cent postage stamp was released by america Postal Provider in his honor in June 1983. His wife, Sophia Fowler, was a previous pupil of his. That they had eight children jointly, including Edward Miner Gallaudet, who founded what would afterwards become Gallaudet School, the first university for the deaf. He was motivated to go after deaf education after get together a nine-year-old Alice Cogswell.

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