Garrett Morgan Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Garrett Morgan (Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr )

Last Updated: 04 Mar, 2024 | Views: 612

Age: 86

Profession: Inventor

Other Profession(s): Entrepreneur

Famous For: Founder of G. A. Morgan Hair Refining Company

Higher Education: Graduated

Garrett Morgan Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
04 Mar, 1877 (86 Years 04 Months 23 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District
Harrison County

Birth Place

Birth Sign



Died on
27 Jul, 1963

Cause of Death
Lingering Illness

Garrett Morgan Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Garrett Morgan, a well-known American inventor, was born in Harrison County, Kentucky. The traffic signal and the smoke hood are two of the many well-known inventions he produced during his lifetime. Additionally, he developed a range of hair care items. Morgan studied at Branch Elementary. Morgan left school after the sixth grade and relocated to Cincinnati in quest of work. Morgan started as a handyman and eventually repaired sewing machines in a factory where he made his first invention, a belt fastening. Morgan was a founding member of the Cleveland Association of Colored Men, an organization that worked to better the socioeconomic standing of the African American community. Morgan had three children from two different marriages. 


Morgan established a sewing machine store in 1907.

His enthusiasm for creating and fixing inventions decreased after 1910. In 1912, he was granted his first patent.

He later got glaucoma, and by 1943, he was completely blind.

Morgan unintentionally discovered that the liquid could also flatten hair in 1905.

Morgan established the Cleveland Association of Colored Men in 1908.

The inventor expanded the business in 1909 by opening Morgan's Cut Rate Ladies Clothing Store.

He then created the smoke hood in 1912.

He created the "Cleveland Call," a weekly newspaper, in 1920.

Achievements and Awards:

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity counts Morgan as an honorary member.

The 2002 publication 100 Greatest African Americans included Morgan.

Unknown Facts:

Numerous elementary schools were given his name after his passing in 1963. There is a street named Garrett A. Morgan Boulevard that bears his name.

Morgan received widespread acclaim at the 1963 Illinois Emancipation Centennial Celebration. He continues to be regarded as one of the most well-known African Americans ever invented.

Garrett Morgan Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In Feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 84 kg
In Pounds 185 Ibs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Garrett Morgan Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Sydney Morgan

Mother's Name
Elizabeth Reed

Mary Anne Hassek

Frank Morgan

Cosmo Henry Morgan, Garrett Augustus Morgan, Jr, Johan Pierpont Morgan

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