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Julian Brewer Culvern

Julian Brewer Culvern, chemist, naturalist, educator, writer, photographer. Recipient Silver Beaver award, Boy Scouts American, 2003; James E. West fellow, 1995.


  • Culvern, Julian Brewer was born on July 23, 1919.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, North Carolina State University, 1942. Master of Science, Ohio State University, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology and Science Education, University Tennessee, 1972.


    • Assay chemist Haile Gold Mine, 1940-1941. Shift supervisor Chemical Control Laboratory Anhydrous Ammonia Plant Tennessee Valley Authority, Wilson Dam, Alabama, 1942—1944. Assistant manager Chemical & Microscopical Laboratory, 1949-1961, supervisor day personnel.

      Senior process engineer American Enka Corporation, Lowland, Tennessee, 1961-1969. Instructor general chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science Morristown (Tennessee) College, 1969-1976, chairman division natural science, 1969-1973. Conductor library research in field science and religion Sir John M. Templeton Foundation, 1970.

      Chemist T-4 Spc. Engineer Detroit atomic bomb project Corps of Engineers, Manhattan District, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1944-1946. Owner landscaping company, 1955-1965. Instructor landscaping University North Carolina, Asheville, 1985.


    • Columnist Daily Gazette-Mail, Morristown, 1960-1974. Contributor articles to Science of Mind magazine, 1970-1972, Sandlapper, 2006, 08, wrote 700 page autobiography -17 copies, and distributed to relatives and libraries.


    Chairman Eagle Scout, Cherokee District Boy Scouts America, 1957-1958, 91-92, executive board Great Smoky Mountain council, 1991-2003, Ernest Thompson Seton member 1910 Society 1998. Ruling elder 1st Presbyterian Church, Morristown, Tennessee, Marshall, North Carolina. Science judge Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair, University Tennessee, Knoxville, 1995-2001.

    Board directors Sunset Gap Community Center, Cosby, Tennessee, 2005-2008. Member American Association of University Professors, American Chemical Society (emeritus. 67-year member), Tennessee Academy of Sciences, Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Phi Lambda Upsilon.


    • Married Shirley Bowman, 1946. Children: Janine Amelia, David Bowman, Linda Hazel.
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    Born July 23, 1919
    • 1942
      North Carolina State University
    • 1948
      Ohio State University
    • 1972
      University Tennessee
    • 1940 - 1941
      Assay chemist, Haile Gold Mine
    • 1942 - 1944
      shift supervisor Chemical Control Laboratory Anhydrous Ammonia Plant Tennessee Valley Author, ity
      Alabama, United States
    • 1949 - 1961
      assistant, manager Chemical & Microscopical Laboratory
    • 1961 - 1969
      senior, process engineer American Enka Corporation
      Lowland, Tennessee, United States
    • 1969 - 1976
      instructor, general chemistry
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