HOWE, Samuel Gridley, Dr. [1801-1876] -- American reformer and philanthropist
Samuel Gridley Howe
American humanitarian and reformer,
he is noted especially for his work on behalf of the blind.
His wife was ¤Julia Ward Howe, poet and philanthropist --
and author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
It was Dr.
Howe’s work that guided the well-known teacher Anne Sullivan in her education of Helen Keller.
| Served as guerrilla fighter and a naval surgeon in Greece to aid in its struggle against the Turks |
| Opened the first U.S. college for the blind, later named Perkins Institute |
| First U.S. Educator to the Blind |
| Member of the Sanitary Commission (during Civil War) |
| Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of State Charities, the first of its kind in the U.S. |
| Active in aid of the Cretans |
| U.S. commissioner to Santo Domingo (later the Dominican Republic) |
Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution (1828)
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- Wife: ¤HOWE, Julia Ward [1819-1901] American author, philanthropist, reformer
- Daughter: ¤ELLIOTT, Maud Howe [1855-1948] American writer, Pulitzer prize for Biography