Douglas Bullard, Jr. – Class of 1952
Douglas passed away on January 25, 2005, in Tarpon Springs, Florida, at the age of 64. He had a congestive heart failure and multiple myeloma. He was a Gallaudet graduate, an Alaskan geologist, and a one-time president of the Florida Association of the Deaf. He also was a prolific writer who authored Islay: A Novel, a humorous book about a deaf man and his supporters taking over a small state in order to establish a deaf “homeland.” Douglas also authored On Deaf Ears, a collection of loosely-connected stories about the oral deaf school experience based upon his experience at CID. At the time of his death, Douglas was working on Dingbat, a novel about a geologist in the Alaskan wilderness. Douglas was also an ASL storyteller; a DVD collection of his ASL stories has been in the works for the past year or two.