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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President William McKinley, who was president from 1897 until 1901.

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

William McKinley

William McKinley

1897-1901

Edward Miner Gallaudet

Edward Miner Gallaudet

1864-1910

1901

John  Diploma

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John Fisher

John S. Fisher

Bachelor’s degree

June 19, 1901

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