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HOWE, Samuel Gridley, Dr. [1801-1876] -- American reformer and philanthropist

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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.  -30-
 

Chronology

1825-1830
Served as guerrilla fighter and a naval surgeon in Greece to aid in its struggle against the Turks
1832
Opened the first U.S. college for the blind, later named Perkins Institute
1832
First U.S. Educator to the Blind
1861-1865
Member of the Sanitary Commission (during Civil War)
1865-1874
Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of State Charities, the first of its kind in the U.S.
1866-1867
Active in aid of the Cretans
1871
U.S. commissioner to Santo Domingo (later the Dominican Republic)

Selected Works

  • Historical Sketch of the Greek Revolution (1828)
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    Associated

    • Wife: ¤HOWE, Julia Ward [1819-1901] American author, philanthropist, reformer
    • Daughter: ¤ELLIOTT, Maud Howe [1855-1948] American writer, Pulitzer prize for Biography

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