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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Theodore Roosevelt, who was president from 1901 until 1909.

President Roosevelt presided over the May 1906 Presentation Day (Commencement) exercises.

Diplomas were also signed by Gallaudet President Edward Miner Gallaudet, president of the institution since its founding in 1864 until 1910.

During this period, the school was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, which included the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College.

U.S. President

Gallaudet President

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

1901-1909

Edward Miner Gallaudet

Edward Miner Gallaudet

1864-1910

1902

Lester Rosson Diploma

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Lester Rosson

Lester Grant Rosson

Bachelor of Philosophy

June 18, 1902

1904

Louis C. Tuck Diploma

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Louis C. Tuck

Louis C. Tuck

Master of Arts

June 22, 1904

Gallaudet University would like to thank Carol Copperud on behalf of the estate of her mother, Damaris J. Thompson Copperud, for generously donating Louis Tuck’s diplomas to the University Archives.

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