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George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver is an American agricultural researcher and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. He was the most prominent black scientist of the early twentieth century While a professor at the Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soil degradation caused by growing a lot of cotton. He wanted poor farmers to plant other crops, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes, as a source of food and to improve their quality of life. The most popular of its 44 farmer information sheets contains 105 peanut-based recipes. Although he spent many years developing and promoting many peanut products, none of these products achieved commercial success. In addition to improving the lives of farmers, Carver is also a leader in promoting environmentalism.

Born 1864, Diamond, Missouri, U.S.
Died January 5, 1943 (about 79 years old), Tuskegee, Alabama, U.S.
Resting place Tuskegee University
Alma mater Iowa State University

About George Washington Carver

African-American scientist who became famous for his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes. The destruction of cotton crops by boll weevils inspired his scientific work, and he developed and promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin.

George Washington Carver before fame

He was born into slavery and was kidnapped along with his mother and sister from his master's house in Arkansas when he was just a week old and was sold in Kentucky.

Achievement of George Washington Carver

He met with three American president - Theodore Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt - which was very rare for an African-American man at the time. His exact date of birth is unknown with experts primarily placing it in January or June of 1864.

George Washington Carver family life

At age 40, he began a relationship with Miss Sarah L. Hunt, an elementary school teacher, but they never married.

Associations of George Washington Carver

Theodore Roosevelt complimented his inventions.

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Latest information about George Washington Carver updated on August 01 2021.