S. Waldo Coleman died at the age of 90 on March 11, 1972, at Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California. Coleman was a severe stutterer until past 40 years of age. He was financially very successful and in 1926 gave a large sum of money to the California Department of Education for a trial program of speech correction in the public schools. Mabel F. Gifford, who had been Coleman's teacher, was appointed chief of this service. Coleman appeared on a panel of "recovered" stutterers at the 1957 ASHA Convention in Cincinnati.
Announcement from "Necrology", ASHA Magazine, Volume Fourteen, Number Seven, July 1972, p. 378
The audio of S. Waldo Coleman from the 1957 ASHA Convention