George Washington Carver

By: Grace Davis


He was the child of Mary and Giles Carver. The exact date of is birth is unknown but he was born in Diamond MO and lived to 1943. George had one brother named James. He attended Iowa State University from 1894-1896. George was known for his crops, mostly the peanuts and sweet potatoes.


George Washington Carver was a prominent American scientist and inventor in the early 1900s. Carver developed hundreds of products using the peanut, sweet potatoes and soybeans. At his death, he left his life savings, more than $60,000, to found the George Washington Carver Institute for Agriculture at Tuskegee. In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated funds to erect a monument at Diamond, Missouri, in his honor.