George Franklin Grant (Sept. 15, 1846 – August 21, 1910) was the first African American professor at Harvard. He was also a Boston dentist, and inventor of a wooden "golf tee". He was born in Oswego, New York to Phillis Pitt and Tudor Elandor Grant. He entered the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1868, and graduated in 1870. He then took a position in the department of mechanical dentistry in 1871, making him Harvard University's first African-American faculty member.