George Royal

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Birthday
5, 1921
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Nov 24, 2016 (95)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1921
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Nov 24, 2016 (95)

About

Scientist who became one of the first African-American microbiologists to receive a Ph.D. from an Ivy League institution when he received his Ph.D in microbiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1957.

Before Fame

His family moved to Ohio during the Great Depression.

Trivia

He served as a munitions sergeant in the Army during World War II before receiving his Ph.D in microbiology as a predoctoral fellow in 1957 from the University of Pennsylvania.

Family Life

He married Gladys Geraldine Williams in 1947 and was part of one of the few African-American husband-and-wife teams in science with her.

Associated With

He is a famous biologist like Alexander Fleming.