DEAD: Garrett Morgan

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Garrett Morgan (aged 86)
American inventor

Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr. (March 4, 1877 – July 27, 1963) was an African American inventor and businessman as well as an influential political leader. Morgan’s most notable invention was the Traffic Light. Morgan also discovered and developed a chemical hair-processing and straightening solution. He created a successful company based on the discovery along with a complete line of hair-care products.

DEATH: He died in Cleveland, OH, and was laid to rest in the Lake View Cemetery.

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