George Washington Carver (1864?-1943). Prominent African-American scientist and inventor. Born into slavery in Missouri. He became one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute. He devised over 100 products using the peanut. His research into alternative crops, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes, also aided nutrition for poor farm families and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life.
The first child of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789), George Washington was born on their Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia
George Washington 1st President of the United States (April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797) Nickname: "Father of His Country" Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia
George Washington Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Charles Willson Peale’s Portrait of George Washington at Princeton. View the interactive portrait.Born 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia Father died when he was a boy Strongly influenced by older brother Military career began in Virginia militia Married a widow with two children Man of character all his life First president of the United States of America Died 1799 at Mount Vernon