Percy Lavon Julian Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Percy Lavon Julian

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Biography Of Percy Lavon Julian
Real Name Percy Lavon Julian
Profession Chemists
Famous as Chemist
Nationality American
Personal Life of Percy Lavon Julian
Born on 11 April 1899
Birthday 11th April
Died At Age 76
Sun Sign Aries
Born in Montgomery
Died on 19 April 1975
Place of death Waukegan
Family Background of Percy Lavon Julian
Father James Sumner Julian
Mother Elizabeth Lena Julian
Spouse/Partner Anna Roselle Johnson
Children Percy Lavon Julian, Jr, Faith Roselle Julian
Education 1923 – Harvard University, 1920 – DePauw University, 1931 – University of Vienna
Founder/Co-Founder Julian Laboratories, Inc, Julian Research Institute
Discoveries / Inventions Synthetic Cortisone
Awards Spingarn Medal
Personal Fact of Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian was an internationally reputed scientist who undertook pioneering research work in chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. His painstaking research led to industrial production of drugs like cortisone, steroids and birth control pills. Born as a grandson of a freed slave in the racially segregated United States of America, he had to fight at every step to reach his goal.

As a young man he was denied proper education and had to go to Vienna to earn his Ph. D. Later, he was refused professorship at DePauw University even though he had by that time become well-known for synthesizing physostigmine, a drug essential for treating the glaucoma.

At an older age, he had his house firebombed for daring to live in a white majority locality. Yet, he never gave up and went on to patent 130 products. In the end his persistence bore fruits. By and by, he began to gain recognition. In 1946, Reader’s Digest, the popular monthly magazine published from the US, ran his life story under the title of The Man Who Wouldn’t Give Up. Indeed, he never gave up.

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