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RAE, Luzerne, educator, born in New Haven, Connecticut, 22 December, 1811; died in Hartford, Connecticut, 16 September, 1854. He changed the spelling of his name from Ray to Rue. After graduation at Yale in 1831 he became instructor of the deaf and dumb in the Hartford asylum, which office he held until his death, except in 1838-'9, when he served as chaplain of the Insane hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was editor of the "Religious Herald" from 1843 till 1847, and of the "American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb" from 1848 till 1854, and published anonymously numerous poems, which were collected and printed privately under the title of "Text and Context" (Hartford, 1853). He also gathered material for a "History of New England," which was not completed.
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