Reminiscences: George M. McClure, Sr.

The McClure Family has been active in the Danville and Boyle County area for generations. Case in point: This video from 1940 showcasing Patrick McClure‘s great-grandfather (and George M. McClure, III‘s grandfather), George M. McClure, Sr, who lived to be 105, and was a graduate of the Kentucky School for the Deaf and Centre College.

George M. McClure, Sr. was also a teacher and an administrator at the Kentucky School for the Deaf beginning in 1880 and continuing for 67 years. Below is a video of Mr. McClure from 1940.

Gallaudet University’s Video Catalog includes this video, called, Reminiscences by Dr. George M. McClure of Kentucky in which Dr. McClure shares the history of how the Kentucky School for the Deaf in Danville, Kentucky (Boyle County) became one of the first state-supported deaf schools in the country.




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