Edward Miner Gallaudet
Edward Miner Gallaudet was the son of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, who founded ASD.
He was principal of the Columbia Institute in Washington D.C., founded in 1857.
He founded the National Deaf-Mute College (now Gallaudet University) in Washington D.C in 1864 and was its principal. Abraham Lincoln signed the charter to establish this college.
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Edward Miner Gallaudet, ca 1905. Image courtesy of Gallaudet University