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Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins 1787-1851; U.S. educator: noted for his work with deaf-mutes
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, Thomas Hopkins 1787-1851.
American educator who established the first free American school for the deaf and hearing-impaired (1817). His sons Thomas (1822-1902) and Edward (1827-1917) also founded institutions for the deaf.