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Thomas Gallaudet was born on December 10, 1787 in Philadelphia. After a few years he moved to Connecticut and grew up there.
Welcome home Thomas
Many years later Thomas Gallaudet attested Yale University at the age of 14, and received his masters in 1810.
I love Yale and can't wait to learn!
Soon after college Thomas traveled to Europe where he met deaf 9 year-old Alice. He knew he wanted to help Alice and people like her.
Hi I'm Thomas.
While in Europe Thomas learned about sign language and manual signs. He traded back to America to share his finings with the world and help more people like Alice.
I can't wait to show everyone what I learned
Many years later back in America Thomas co-founded the first American School for the Deaf: Gallaudet University.
Thomas died on September 10, 1851 at the age of 64 in Connecticut During his life time he was able to change Deaf education and lives all over.
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