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George Franklin Grant
Grant in 1870
|Born||September 15, 1846
|Died||August 21, 1910
|Education||Harvard School of Dental Medicine class of 1870|
|Occupation||Dentist, academic, inventor|
|Spouse(s)||Georgina H. Smith|
|Children||Maybelle C.Grant (Mrs. Alfred P. Russell)
George F. Grant, Jr.
Frances O. Grant Theodora Grant, Helene Grant
Tudor Elandor Grant
Grant 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.
Grant 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.
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