Samuel Gridley Howe dies in 1876 at the age of 72. He had served as Director of Perkins for 45 years. His successor was Michael Anagnos, his long-time secretary and assistant, as well as his son-in-law.
Howe had a long and varied life. He fought in the Greek revolution between 1824 and 1827, and is still honored by the Greek government to this day. He and his wife, Julia Ward Howe, were both active abolitionists. They were actively involved in the social and intellectual life of Boston.
Learn more about Samuel Gridley Howe on the Perkins history site.