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Percy Lavon's Death

Born (Birthday) Apr 11, 1899

Death Date April 19, 1975

Age of Death 76 years

Cause of Death Liver Cancer

Profession Chemist

The chemist Percy Lavon died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

One of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry who synthesized some of the earliest plant-derived medicine. He was also the African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

He was born in Montgomery, Alabama, his father a former slave.