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George Washington Carver

Portrait of George Washington Carver, photographed by Frances Benjamin Johnston in 1906.
George Washington Carver (1861/1864 – 1943). 1

An American botanist and inventor who sang, played the piano, accordion, and mouth harp.

George shared his adoptive father’s love of music and later learned to play accordion and piano.
Michael Burgan from George Washington Carver: Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher 2
He was active in the Welsh Eclectic Society, a jovial debating club…  The meetings were carried on in a mock courtroom style […and…] sometimes he sang or played an instrument […and…] gave standup comedy presentations, such as a satire of a concert pianist wrecking a piano.
Christina Vella from George Washington Carver: A Life 3
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[1]
Johnston, Frances Benjamin.  George Washington Carver.  1906.  Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington D.C., Part of Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection, Digital ID ppmsc 03252LOC.Gov.  Library of Congress, n.d.  Web.  27 Sept. 2015.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.
[2]
Burgan, Michael.  George Washington Carver: Scientist, Inventor, and Teacher.  Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2007: pg. 22.  Google Books.  Web.  21 Oct. 2015.
[3]
Vella, Christinia.  George Washington Carver: A Life.  Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2015: pg. 51.  Google Books.  Web.  21 Oct. 2015.