Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian (HM1CJB)

Location: Montgomery, AL 36108 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.889', W 86° 19.243'

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Scientist and Humanitarian

— 1899-1975 —

Born on the west side of Holt Street, April 11, 1899, Percy Lavon Julian entered Depauw University in 1916; graduated in chemistry with Phi Beta Kappa honors. Earned master's from Harvard, Ph.D. at the University of Vienna. His studies led to a synthetic drug for glaucoma. Experiments with soybean oils resulted in Compound S, an affordable synthetic form of cortisone for arthritis treatment. Julian's work included developments in production of artificial hormones and a foam for fighting fires onboard ships. Dedicated to relieving human suffering, he held over 130 patents at his death in April 1975. The U.S. issued a postage stamp in his honor in 1992.
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HM NumberHM1CJB
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByAlabama Historical Association
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 9:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 563907 N 3581076
Decimal Degrees32.36481667, -86.32071667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.889', W 86° 19.243'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 53.34" N, 86° 19' 14.58" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 956-998 S Holt St, Montgomery AL 36108, US
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