Louis Laurent Marie

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Louis Laurent Marie was born in La Balme-les-Grottes back in 1785 to Joseph and Marie. He attended the Institut National de Jeunes Sourds de Paris where he graduated and became a teacher. In 1815, he traveled to England to give a lecture, then to visit a school in Paris. After a few months in 1816, he crossed the pond to the United States. Along the way he learned English.

Once he arrived he stayed in the States until his death in 1869.

What you may not know about Louis Laurent Marie Clerc is that at the age of one he fell from a chair into a fire, suffering severe burns. That fall caused deafness and the inability to smell. He co-founded the first school for the deaf in North America, at Hartford, Connecticut in 1817.the school was remained to the American School for the Deaf in 1821. It remains the oldest existing school for the deaf in North America. He is known as “The Apostle of the Deaf in American”.

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Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

What a great deed, it shur has helped many people thru the years,

Jun 28, 2019 04:35 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray what a blessing for so many who suffer from deafness.... Louis was truly an Apostle of the deaf...

Jun 28, 2019 04:44 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And here it is to go to RIT.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jun 28, 2019 04:46 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

What a wonderful gift to humankind and the people who are unable to hear.

Jun 28, 2019 05:29 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great contribution to all that hearing impaired.  Wishing you a great weekend on the links.  A

Jun 28, 2019 06:34 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  James - he turned what some might call a tragedy into an important gift. 

Jun 28, 2019 06:35 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - out of adversity can come great things.  He achieved something and many owe him a debt.

Jun 28, 2019 07:12 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is awesome!  To be known as the Apostle for something is extremely high praise!

Jun 28, 2019 07:20 AM #8
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would have a hard time with loosing my chance to smell the food I cook.  Thanks for the story.


Jun 28, 2019 08:09 AM #9
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - Louis Clerc co-founded a great school and such a worthwhile cause.  

Jun 28, 2019 08:48 AM #10
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

I love how Louis Clerc turned something tragic into motivation to reach farther than he would have otherwise. So many people have benefitted from his teachings and institutions.

Jun 28, 2019 12:27 PM #11
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 It is wonderful that a person can be put in a position and make the most of what they have to do something great James Dray 

Jun 28, 2019 01:59 PM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

He turned a terrible tragedy into a gift for so many like him.

Jun 28, 2019 03:23 PM #13
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

What a tragedy, but what a wonderful achievement that came from it. What a gift for many!


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