Percy Lavon Julian

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Percy Lavon Julian
Born April 11, 1899(1899-04-11)
Montgomery, Alabama
Died April 19, 1975(1975-04-19) (aged 76)
Waukegan, Illinois
Nationality American
Alma mater DePauw University (BA)
Harvard University (MS)
University of Vienna (PhD)
Occupation Chemist
Spouse Anna Roselle Johnson
(1901-1994)
Children Percy Lavon Julian, Jr.
(1940–2008)
Faith Roselle Julian
(1944– )
Parents Elizabeth Lena Adams
(1878–?)
James Sumner Julian
(1871–1951)

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was an American research chemist and a well known scientist in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His works would lead to the invention of birth control pills. He was born in Montgomery, Alabama.

Julian died in Waukegan, Illinois from liver cancer, aged 76.[1]

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  1. "Dr. Percy Julian, Chemist, Dies". The Washington Post. April 22, 1975. "Dr. Percy Lavon Julian, 76, an internationally known organic chemist and noted civil rights leader, died Saturday in St. Theresa's Hospital in Waukegan, Illinois."