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    George Washington Carver  new window
Scientist and early advocate for industrial uses for farm crops (bio-energy). Carver earned a B.S. from the Iowa Agricultural College in 1894 and an M.S. in 1896. He became a member of the faculty of Iowa State College and then Tuskegee Institute. He was specifically interested in industrial applications from farm products -- a concept that was called "chemurgy" and adopted by conservative white agrarians in the late 1920s led by Henry Ford, Wheeler McMillan and William Hale. In both eras, the concept was a reaction to hard times in rural America.
 
 
Scientist and early advocate for industrial uses for farm crops (bio-energy). Carver earned a B.S. from the Iowa Agricultural College in 1894 and an M.S. in 1896. He became a member of the faculty of Iowa State College and then Tuskegee Institute. He was specifically interested in industrial applications from farm products -- a concept that was called "chemurgy" and adopted by conservative white agrarians in the late 1920s led by Henry Ford, Wheeler McMillan and William Hale. In both eras, the concept was a reaction to hard times in rural America. More new window

 
    Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father USA
  Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father USA
Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and dipl...
 
    John Snow, Physician
  John Snow, Physician
John Snow, Physician, reformer. During the cholera epidemics of the late 1840s and early 1850s, physician John Snow realized that cholera is transmitted through contaminated water. His essay, "On the Mode of Communication of Cholera" was first publis...
 
    John Muir, Father of the National Parks
  John Muir, Father of the National Parks
John Muir was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California,...
 
    Henry Ford, Car Mass Production 1913
  Henry Ford, Car Mass Production 1913
Henry Ford was an American industrialist, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and sponsor of the development of the assembly line technique of mass production. Although Ford did not invent the automobile or the assembly line, he developed and...
 
    Gifford Pinchot
  Gifford Pinchot
Forrester and conservation advocate. Gifford Pinchot was one of America's leading advocates of environmental conservation at the turn of the twentieth century. He served as the Chief Forester or Teddy Roosevelt's U.S. Forest Service, two-term governo...
 
    Alice Hamilton
  Alice Hamilton
Physician, reformer, founder of occupational medicine in the U.S. Alice Hamilton was the founder of occupational medicine in the U.S. and the first woman on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She took a leading role in two major environmental con...
 
    Rachel Carson, American Conservationist
  Rachel Carson, American Conservationist
Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau...
 
    Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian Author
  Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian Author
Ken Saro-Wiwa was a Nigerian author, journalist, government official and political organizer who was brutally executed by the Nigerian dictatorship in response to a very successful campaign to challenge that government, Shell Oil Co. and the British...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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