Anson Spear was an amazing deaf man

– at Gallaudet, he was a member of Gallaudet’s first football team in 1883
– director of Minnesota state commission for the deaf
– invented and won patent for a leak-proof envelope
– owned a factory that built these leak-proof envelopes
– founded North Dakota School for the Deaf
– was a philanthropist for Deaf Causes
– advocated deaf issues

he passed away in early 20th century