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George Franklin Grant

George Franklin Grant

American academic
George Franklin Grant
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Intro American academic
A.K.A. George Grant
Was Dentist
From United States of America
Type Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 9 September 1847, Oswego, Oswego County, New York, U.S.A.
Death 21 August 1910, Chester, New Hampshire, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, U.S.A. (aged 62 years)
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George Franklin Grant (September 15, 1846 – August 21, 1910) was the first African-American professor at Harvard. He was also a Boston dentist, and an inventor of a wooden golf tee.

Biography

He was born on September 15, 1846, in Oswego, New York, to Phillis Pitt and Tudor Elandor Grant.

He entered the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1868, and graduated in 1870. He then took a position in the department of mechanical dentistry in 1871, making him Harvard University's first African-American faculty member.

He was a founding member and later the president of the Harvard Odontological Society and was a member of the Harvard Dental Alumni Association where he was elected president in 1881. In 1899 he improved on Percy Ellis' "Perfectum" tee.

He died on August 21, 1910, at his vacation home in Chester, New Hampshire, of liver disease.

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http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventions/a/golf.htm
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0HFI/is_10_51/ai_65486576
http://www.google.com/patents/US638920
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-97746691.html
https://www.nytimes.com/books/first/s/sinnette-fairways.html
https://www.countway.harvard.edu/chm/rarebooks/exhibits/gilt/gilt4.html
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