howe, samuel gridley

Encyclopedia

howe, samuel gridley

U.S. educator and first director of the Perkins School for the Blind; one of his notable successes was teaching the alphabet to Laura Bridgman, a student who was blind, deaf, and mute. He graduated from Brown University (1821) and completed his medical studies at Harvard Medical School (1824). Although he was admitted to practice, he instead left Boston to take part in the Greek revolution.

Learn more about Howe, Samuel Gridley with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: howe, joseph
Next Definition: howel
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for howe, samuel gridley
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing howe, samuel gridley
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature