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The following are diplomas granted to Gallaudet University graduate and undergraduate students and signed by United States President Theodore Roosevelt who was president from 1901 until 1909.
President Roosevelt presided over the May 1906 Presentation Day (Commencement) exercises.
Diplomas were also signed by Gallaudet President Edward Miner Gallaudet, president of the institution since its founding in 1864 until 1910.
During this period, the school was known as the Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb which included the Kendall School primary programs and Gallaudet College.
Edward Miner Gallaudet1864-1910
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Lester Grant RossonBachelor of PhilosophyJune 18, 1902
Louis C. TuckMaster of ArtsJune 22, 1904
Gallaudet University would like to thank Carol Copperud on behalf of the estate of her mother, Damaris J. Thompson Copperud, for generously donating Louis Tuck's diplomas to the University Archives.
Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private and premier university for the deaf and hard of hearing since 1864.
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