Edward Alexander Bouchet

physicist, chemist
Born: 1852
Birthplace: New Haven, Conn.

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Bouchet was the first African American to graduate (1874) from Yale College. In 1876, upon receiving his Ph.D. in physics from Yale, he became the first African American to earn a doctorate. Bouchet spent his career teaching college chemistry and physics.

Died: 1918

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