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Dr Edward Alexander Bouchet
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Birth: Sep. 15, 1852
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Oct. 28, 1918
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

Edward Alexander Bouchet was born in New Haven, Connecticut on September 15, 1852. He was the son of William Frances and Susan (Cooley) Bouchet. William Bouchet migrated to New Haven from South Charleston, South Carolina in 1824 as the valet of the father of Judge A. Heaton Robinson of New Haven. The senior Bouchet was said to have been prominent in New Haven's Black community, serving as deacon of the Temple Street Church, the oldest Black church in the city. Edward Bouchet attended the New Haven High School (1866-1868) and graduated from Hopkins Grammar School (1870) as valedictorian of his class.

Edward Bouchet entered Yale College in 1870 and was the first African American to graduate Yale College in 1874. On the basis of his academic record he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Bouchet continued the study of graduate physics at Yale, where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics in 1876. Bouchet was the first African American to earn a doctorate degree from an American university. Upon graduation from Yale, Dr. Bouchet taught chemistry and physics for twenty-six years at the Institute for Colored Youth in Philadelphia, PA.
 
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Path 13 Letter "D"
 
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Record added: Sep 06, 2001
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Dr Edward Alexander Bouchet
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