Robert P. McGregor

High School Teacher at Ohio School for the Deaf

Location:
500 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Company:
Ohio School for the Deaf
HQ Phone:
(614) 728-6900

General Information

Employment History

Teacher  - Deaf

Editor-in-Chief  - National Exponent

Affiliations

Founder  - National Association of the Deaf

Web References  

Nancy Rourke Paintings - Robert P. McGregor

Robert P. McGregor
Robert P. McGregor v.2 8 inch by 10 inch oil on stretched canvas SOLDclick on image. This is Robert P. McGregor 1849-1926. He was a leader, an educator, and an advocate. His two sisters died of scarlet fever, and his twin brother died as a stillborn and his mother died after labor. His father abandoned him. His uncle raised him, but his father went to Australia to find gold and never returned. Robert became Deaf after a fever at age eight. He was a teacher of the Deaf for 26 years. He was an Editor-in-Chief of the National Exponent of Chicago for two years and Deaf-Mute press. He was the first president of the National Association of the Deaf where he advocated for ASL, for Deaf teachers and for Deaf rights. He was filming in the old NAD moving picture project. He taught at Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick. He was a principil at a Deaf school in Cincinnati, Colorado and Ohio. He founded the Ohio School for the Deaf. He married a Deaf woman, Hester Marie Porter and had two Deaf daughters and one hearing daughter. His Deaf daughter got killed by an electric street car. Robert got killed by a car. This is the first painting of Robert P. McGregor June 2012 SOLD

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History – Columbus Colony

The committee was made up of: Robert Patterson, principal at OSD; Robert MacGregor, a high school teacher at OSD (he helped establish the first National Association of the Deaf convention in Cincinnati in 1880, and was elected the first NAD president); A.B. Grenner; Albert Schory; W. Zorn; C.W. Charles and others.

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About

The committee was comprised of: Robert Patterson, principal of OSD; Robert MacGregor, high school teacher at OSD; A.B. Greener; Albert Schory; W. Zorn and C.W. Charles among others.
Robert MacGregor was helping to establish the National Association of the Deaf in 1880 and became the first president of NAD. it was time to begin raising money.

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