1822–1902

Introduction

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Born: June 3, 1822, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

Died: Au­gust 27, 1902, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Ce­dar Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Hart­ford, Con­nec­ti­cut.

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Biography

Thomas was the son of Tho­mas Hop­kins Gal­lau­det and So­phia Fowl­er. He is oft­en con­fused with his fa­ther, found­er of the first Am­er­i­can school for the deaf.

He was or­dained to the di­a­co­nate June 16, 1850, and be­came an Epis­co­pal priest in 1851. Among his achieve­ments was the found­ing of St. Ann’s Church for Deaf Mutes in New York Ci­ty in 1852, which in ef­fect launched the Epi­sco­pal mis­sion to the deaf. He al­so found­ed the Gal­lau­det Home for Deaf-Mutes, near Pough­keep­sie, New York, in 1885.

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