Gallery of Diplomas - William Howard Taft

The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President William Taft who was president from 1909 until 1913.

Diplomas were also signed by Gallaudet President Edward Miner Gallaudet, president of the institution from 1864 until 1910. Gallaudet was succeeded by President Percival Hall in 1910 until 1945.

Until 1911, the school was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, the corporate name then was shortened to the Columbia Institution for the Deaf. The institution included both the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College.

U.S. President

Gallaudet Presidents

William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft
1909-1913

Edward Miner Gallaudet
Edward Miner Gallaudet
1864-1910

Percival Hall
Percival Hall
1910-1945

1911

Homer Earl Grace
Homer Earl Grace
Bachelor of Arts
June 21, 1911