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Carver Chronology

DR. GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
(1864-1943)
chronology

1864   

Born, Diamond Grove, Missouri on July 12

1890   

Enrolled at Simpson College to study piano and art

1891   

Transferred to State Agricultural College, Ames, IA

1893   

Paintings get honorable mention/ Chicago World's Fair

1894   

Bachelor of Agriculture Degree earned at Ames

Appointed member of faculty, Iowa State College

1896   

Master of Agriculture Degree, Iowa State College

1896   

Arrived Oct. 8 at Tuskegee to be Agriculture Director

1897   

Named director of Agricultural Experiment Station authorized for Tuskegee by Alabama Legislature

1906   

Initiated Jesup Wagon with T.M. Campbell, Sr. on May 24

1916   

Named Fellow, London Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts

1921   

Appearance, U.S. HR Comm. on Ways & Means re tariff on peanuts

1923   

Recipient, Spingarn Medal for Distinguished Service to Science

1928
   

Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Simpson College

1935   

Appointed Collaborator, Mycology and Plant Disease Survey, USDA

1937   

Bronze bust of Carver unveiled on campus, a tribute from friends throughout the nation for his 40 years of creative research

1938   

Hollywood  Film, "Life of George Washington Carver," made by the Pete Smith Specialty Company

Development of George Washington Carver Museum by Tuskegee Institute Trustee Board

1939   

Recipient, Roosevelt Medal for Contributions to Southern Agriculture Honorary Membership, American Inventors Society Bronze sculpture of Carver dedicated at Spencer HS, Columbus, GA by Tom Houston Peanut Co.

1941   

George Washington Carver Museum dedicated Mar. 11 at Tuskegee Institute by Henry Ford, Sr.

Special Exhibit, George Washington Carver Art Collection at Tuskegee Institute Honorary Degree, University of Rochester Recipient, Award of Merit by Variety Clubs of America

1942   

Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Selma University, Alabama

Erection of George Washington Carver Cabin, Greenfield Village at   Dearborn , MI by Henry Ford, Sr. to honor Dr. Carver Marker for GWC bithplace in Diamond Grove authorized by Missouri governor

1943   

Died at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama on Jan. 5.

His entire estate (over $60,000) was bequeathed to the George Washington Carver Foundation

Sponsored by Rep. William Short and Sen. Harry S. Truman,

78th Congress passed H.R. 647/Pub. Law 148 re Carver birthplace

1946   

79th Congress Joint Resolution/PL 290: January 5, 1946 designated George Washington Carver Day by President Truman

Issuance of postage stamp honoring GWC

1947   

First day sale of three-cent Carver Commemorative Stamp

1951   

Fifty-cent piece coined to likeness of GW Carver and BT Washington

1952   

Selected by Popular Mechanics as one of 50 outstanding Americans

Polaris submarine George Washington Carver launched

1956   

George Washington Carver Science Building at Simpson College dedicated

1998   

Second Carver stamp (32¢) issued

1999   

Debut of Tuskegee University's annual Dr. George Washington Carver Convocation and George Washington Carver Distinguished Achievement Award

George Washington Carver Center dedicated at  USDA Beltsville, MD federal complex

2005   

George Washington Carver's work designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark

*Adapted from The History of the Carver Research Foundation of Tuskegee University, 1940-1990 by B.D. Mayberry.