Granville T. Woods

NAME: Granville T. Woods

BORN: April 23, 1856


born...Columbus, Ohio (Franklin County) 
eventually settled in Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County)

OCCUPATION: inventor

DIED:January 30, 1910, New York, New York


Woods patented over 60 different inventions. A significant number were eventually sold to companies like General Electric, Westinghouse, and Bell Telephone. Probably his most famous invention was a system for proximity warning system for trains. It represented a major safety breakthough in rail transportation.

Woods didn't attend school beyond age ten.