(17871851). B. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; educ. Yale Coll., New Haven, Connecticut, and Andover (Massachusetts) Theol. Sem.; studied in Fr.; brought Laurent Clerc (17851869; b. near Lyons, Fr.; deaf teacher of deaf*) to Am. 1816. Founded (Hartford) Connecticut Asylum (later called Am. Asylum, now Am. School for the Deaf) 1817; principal of this school 181730; chief objective was to bring Gospel to deaf.
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