On this date in history: Deaf Educator Frederick Barnard died
It was on this date (May 5) in 1889 that Frederick Barnard died at the age of 80.
His full name was Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard. The deaf American educator was quite the renaissance man. Besides teaching college students, he was a scientist, writer and mathematician. Barnard served as president of the University of Mississippi, then took the same position at Columbia College in New York City (it later became a university). The year he died, an affiliated college for women was established and named Barnard College in his honor. He is acknowledged by historians of deaf history as someone who made a significant contribution to deaf education.