TIMELINE: George Washington Carver

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 6:36 p.m. CST; updated 11:21 p.m. CST, Thursday, February 23, 2012


*July 12,1864: Born in Newton County, Missouri

1890: Enrolled at Simpson College

1891: Transferred to State Agricultural College in Ames, Iowa

1893: His paintings receive honorable mention at Chicago World’s Fair

1894: Earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture

1896: Earned master's degree inagriculture; moved to Alabama to become director of agriculture at Tuskegee Institute

1906: Designed Jesup Wagon, a laboratory on wheels

1916: Named Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts

1926: Received Spingarn Medal for Distinguished Service to Science

1939: Received Roosevelt Medal for Contributions to Southern Agriculture, Honorary Membership

January 5, 1943: Died at Tuskegee Institute

1953: Birthplace declared national monument

*July 12 is Carver's exact birthday, according to Tuskegee University. However, other sources state Carver's exact birthday as unknown or between 1864 and 1865.

Sources: Tuskegee University Carver Chronology

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