George Washington Carver

My Famous Missourian By: Luke Renton

Early Life and Education

George Washington Carver was born in Diamond Missouri in 1865. No one knows the actuall day he was born That's because he was born a slave. Georges' dad died before he was born and his mom was kidnapped and killed when George was three months old. He was raised by Moses and Susan Carver and his brother Jim. He started college at Simpson College in Iowa. Later he transferred to State Agricultural College in Ames Iowa. That's where he erned his Bachelors Degree and his Graduate Degree.

Adult Life

George Washington Carver was a very religious man he was known as the promoter of racial equality. . He worked at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. He never got married. He was able to maximize plant production and improve the soil at very little cost. George Washington Carver changed the agricultural and economic life for many poor farmers, from ordinary peanuts he made hundreds of useful products like milk, cheese, soap, and grease. George Washington Carver died on January 5th 1943 at age 79.