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Juliette Gordon Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA MP (1860 - 1927)

Juliette Gordon Low (born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon in Savannah, Georgia, October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927) was an American youth leader and the founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA in...

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Albert Francis Adams (1860 - 1926)

Albert F. Adams was born at Dubuque, Ia., June 26, 1860. He is the son of Capt. S. P. Adams, the well known speaker, attorney and temperance advocate. He attended the public schools of his native city ...

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Richard Blackmore Reasner (1845 - 1925)

Son of Peter and Eliza Blackmore Reasner, Richard was born in New York. He had an elder half-brother, Abram (1835-1890) whose mother was Sally Shoemaker Reasner, a brother Charles (1843) who was born...

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Helen Keller, Presidential Medal of Freedom MP (1880 - 1968)

Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. The story of how Keller's teacher, Annie Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language...

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Mabel Gardiner Bell (1857 - 1923)

Mabel Gardiner (Hubbard) Bell was the daughter of Boston Lawyer, Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Gertrude Mercer McCurdy. At the age of 4 or 5 she came down with Scarlett Fever and lost her hearing. She at...

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Joan Stewart of Scotland, Countess of Morton MP (1428 - 1486)

Joan's effigy on the Morton Monument in Dalkeith, Scotland is said to be the world's oldest image of a known deaf person. Joan was born deaf and reportedly used sign language in public, which was thoug...

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Ludwig van Beethoven MP (1770 - 1827)

Ivo Pogorelich plays Beethoven's "Fur elise" . Molto vivace . Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra . Ludwig van Beethoven (pronounced /ˈlʊdvɪɡ væn ˈbeɪto&...

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George H. Allen (deceased)

From Representative deaf persons of the United States of America by James Ernst Gallagher Mr. Allen became deaf at the age of six years; entered school at Faribault, Minn., November 25, 1873, and remai...

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James Ernst Gallagher (1858 - 1914)

Author of Representative deaf persons of the United States of America (1898) and Best Lincoln Stories Tersely Told (1898)

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