Scientists From Georgia

Georgia has produced a number of Scientists who have made it big. These include John Pemberton, Sonny Perdue, Jim Fowler, Crawford Long, Joseph LeConte and others.

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John Pemberton
(Pharmacist)

John Pemberton
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Birthdate: July 8, 1831
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 16, 1888

John Pemberton was an American pharmacist best remembered for his invention of Coca-Cola. A Confederate States Army veteran, Pemberton suffered from a wound sustained during the Battle of Columbus. The injury led him to experiment with different kinds of toxins and painkillers, which in turn helped him invent the recipe to make Coca-Cola.

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Sonny Perdue
(Politician)

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Birthdate: December 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Sonny Perdue is an American businessman, veterinarian, and politician. From 2017 to 2021, he served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture. He also served as the 81st Governor of Georgia and became the first Republican to serve in that position since the Reconstruction era. Sonny Perdue is also credited with founding an agricultural trading company called AGrowStar.

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Jim Fowler
(Former zoologist and host of the acclaimed wildlife documentary television show Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom)

Jim Fowler
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Birthdate: April 9, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 8, 2019

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Crawford Long
(Surgeon)

Crawford Long
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Birthdate: November 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: June 16, 1878

American surgeon and pharmacist Crawford Long is best-known as the inventor of modern anaesthetics in the West. Long is believed to be the first to apply inhaled sulfuric ether as a general anaesthesia. He applied it for the first time in 1842 for removing a tumour from a patient’s neck and went on to perform several other surgeries using ether anaesthetic.

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Spencer Wells
(Geneticist)

Spencer Wells
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Birthdate: April 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries

Renowned population geneticist Spencer Wells is best known for his study of human diversity. His analysis has led him to believe that all humans have descended from a single man from Africa, the Y-chromosomal Adam, who lived around 60,000-90,000 years back. He has also headed National Geographic’s Genographic Project.

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Joseph LeConte
(Geologist)

Joseph LeConte
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Birthdate: February 26, 1823
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 6, 1901

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Thomas Milton Rivers
(Bacteriologist)

Thomas Milton Rivers
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Birthdate: September 3, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 12, 1962
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LeRoy T. Walker
(Sports Executive)

LeRoy T. Walker
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Birthdate: August 14, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 23, 2012

Apart from being the first Black coach of an American Olympic team, LeRoy T. Walker was also the first Black president of the US Olympic Committee. The fame track and field coach also excelled in basketball and football initially. He also held an Olympic Order and 15 honorary degrees.