George Franklin Grant Dentist

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. He was born on September 15, 1846 in Oswego, New York to Phillis Pitt and Tudor Elandor Grant. He attended the Bordentown School for high school. 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 the 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. In 1991 the USGA recognized him as the inventor of the wooden tee.

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Date of birth
September 15th, 1847
United States of America
Date of death
August 21st, 1910 at age of 62
Place of death
African American


1. Harvard School of Dental Medicine Private university

Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is an American dental school located in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to the DMD degree, HSDM offers specialty training programs, advanced training programs, a Ph.D. program affiliated with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Master of Medical Sciences & Doctor of Medical Sciences degrees in Oral Biology. Admission into the pre-doctoral DMD program is fiercely competitive, as each entering class consists of only 35 students. At its heart, the program considers dentistry a specialty of medicine. Therefore, its students experience dual citizenship in both Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School.

Type Private university
188 Longwood Ave, 02115 - Boston, Massachusetts
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2. Harvard University Colleges/University

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

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Type University
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
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September 8th, 1636
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
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b. 1852., Dentist
b. 1848., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1842., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1848., Novelist
b. 1847., Architect
b. 1844., Chemist
b. 1845., Writer
b. 1842., Military Person


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