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chemist , educator , naturalist , photographer , writer

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.


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.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Shirley Bowman

Janine Amelia Culvern

David Bowman Culvern

Linda Hazel Culvern