Edward Alexander Bouchet
Edward Alexander Bouchetphysicist, chemist
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