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Edward Miner Gallaudet

Edward Miner Gallaudet
1864-1910

Percival Hall

Dr. Percival Hall, G-1893
1910-1945

Leonard Elstad

Leonard M. Elstad, G-’23
1945-1969

Edward C. Merrill, Jr.

Edward C. Merrill, Jr.
1969-1983

W. Lloyd Johns

W. Lloyd Johns
1983

Jerry C. Lee

Jerry C. Lee
1984-1987

Elisabeth Zinzer

Elisabeth A. Zinser
1988

I. King Jordan

I. King Jordan, ’70
1988-2006
profile

Robert R. Davila

Robert R. Davila, ’53
2007-2009
profile

T. Alan Hurwitz

T. Alan Hurwitz
2010-2015
profile

Roberta 'Bobbi' Cordano

Roberta “Bobbi” Cordano
2016-present
profile

History

In 1856, Amos Kendall, a postmaster general during two presidential administrations, donated two acres of his estate in northeast Washington, D.C. to establish a school and housing for 12 deaf and six blind students. The following year, Kendall persuaded Congress to incorporate the new school,...

National Deaf Life Museum

Resource Type: History

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National Deaf Life Museum

Chapel Hall

(202) 250-2235

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