Granville Woods

Inventor

1856 – 1910

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Who was Granville Woods?

Granville Tailer Woods was an African-American inventor who held more than 50 patents. He is also the first American of African ancestry to be a mechanical and electrical engineer after the Civil War. Self-taught, he concentrated most of his work on trains and streetcars. One of his notable inventions was the Multiplex Telegraph, a device that sent messages between train stations and moving trains. His work assured a safer and better public transportation system for the cities of the United States.

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Born
Apr 23, 1856
Columbus
Also known as
  • Granville Tailer Woods
  • Black Edison
  • Granville T. Woods
  • Black Thomas Edison
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Religion
  • Methodism
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Columbus
  • Springfield
    (1876 - 1880)
  • Cincinnati
    (1880 - 1892)
  • New York City
    (1892 - 1910)
Died
Jan 30, 1910
New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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