Charles Griffin, who passed away in 1943, was a deaf
rancher. He owned his land and cattle in Globe, Arizona.
He graduated from Gallaudet University, went back to
Arizona and made ranching his lifetime career.
He had a reputation for getting along with hearing
rangers regardless of issues that got rangers
angry – dam construction, water, waylaid cattle,
land boundaries, federal regulations, nearby
Native Americans, etc.
He can be considered as a pioneering deaf rancher.