George Washington Carver

By Cale Langley

Biography

Born in Diamond, Missouri in 1864. He lived for 79 years. George Washington Carver was an American botanist and inventor.

Achievements

He graduated from Iowa university in 1896 with a masters degree. Carver’s research and innovative educational programs were aimed at inducing farmers to replace expensive commodities, and he developed a variety of uses for crops such as cow peas, sweet potatoes and peanuts.

Fun Fact

George Washington Carver was orphaned as a child and lived with his slave owners although he was free.
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Character Trait - Perseverance

He goes to show that anybody can do anything. Although orphaned as a child and living with white slave owners he went to college to get his masters. He has perseverance in his life.

Be inspired

George Washington Carver is the reason we have peanut butter in our sandwiches. He also boosted our southern agriculture and made Tuskeegee university well known.
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