On Jan. 5, 1943, Dr. George Washington Carver died. He left behind a legacy as not only one of America's greatest inventors, but also as a pioneering agriculturalist, award-winning artist and humble humanitarian.
DR. GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
Born, Diamond Grove, Missouri on July 12
Enrolled at Simpson College to study piano and art
Transferred to State Agricultural College, Ames, IA
Paintings get honorable mention/ Chicago World's Fair
Bachelor of Agriculture Degree earned at Ames
Appointed member of faculty, Iowa State College
Master of Agriculture Degree, Iowa State College
Arrived Oct. 8 at Tuskegee to be Agriculture Director
Named director of Agricultural Experiment Station authorized for Tuskegee by Alabama Legislature
Initiated Jesup Wagon with T.M. Campbell, Sr. on May 24
Named Fellow, London Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts
Appearance, U.S. HR Comm. on Ways & Means re tariff on peanuts
Recipient, Spingarn Medal for Distinguished Service to Science
Honorary Degree, Doctor of Science, Simpson College
Appointed Collaborator, Mycology and Plant Disease Survey, USDA
Bronze bust of Carver unveiled on campus, a tribute from friends throughout the nation for his 40 years of creative research
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
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.
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
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
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
79th Congress Joint Resolution/PL 290: January 5, 1946 designated George Washington Carver Day by President Truman
Issuance of postage stamp honoring GWC
First day sale of three-cent Carver Commemorative Stamp
Fifty-cent piece coined to likeness of GW Carver and BT Washington
Selected by Popular Mechanics as one of 50 outstanding Americans
Polaris submarine George Washington Carver launched
George Washington Carver Science Building at Simpson College dedicated
Second Carver stamp (32¢) issued
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
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.