Go'el to the Deaf, part 2A second set of people who have been, in one form of the other, historical guardians of Deaf people.
Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet was born in Philadelphia. He lived most of his life in Hartford CT. He co-founded the first permanent institution for the education of the deaf in North America (with cofounders Laurent Clerc and Mason Cogswell). He spent his life from 1814 to 1851 for the pursuits of Deaf education and was a supporter or the manual method of communication.
Edward Miner Gallaudet achieved college "status" for the college for the deaf in Washington DC from Abraham Lincoln. He lived in Hartford, CT and then Washington DC. He was head administrator of the college for 53 years.
From the Episcopal church we have the first Deacons ordained. October 8, 1876 Henry Winter Syle was ordained, receiving Holy Orders and becoming a deacon, by Bishop William Bacon Stevens at St. Stephen's Church in Philadelphia. January 25, 1877 another deaf man was ordained to the diaconate, Austin Ward Mann, and a third, on January 17, 1880, Mr. Job Turner.
Edward Miner Gallaudet visited schools using the oral method in Europe in the following institutions.
Melissa Malzkuhn (2008).The European Travels of Edward Miner Gallaudet 1867-1910. Gallaudet University. Retrieved from http://static.squarespace.com/static/50456ab1c4aa994481377577/t/504c1203e4b0a7ecb41836f2/1347162627369/