Julia Crowder

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Julia Johnston Crowder (born 1914; died October 1, 2011) was a deacon at Southside Baptist Church, one-time president of the Birmingham Council of Parent Teacher Associations, and a leader of the Five Points South Neighborhood Association and the Boy Scouts of America.

Crowder graduated from Howard College in 1934. She was married to Robert S. Crowder for 58 years. The Crowders jointly sued the Southern Baptist Convention and its Executive Committee in 1985 over a disagreement about nominations, but the suit was dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. Crowder ran for Alabama House of Representatives in Alabama House District 32, but was not elected.

When she died in 2011 she was survived by three sons, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She donated her body to UAB School of Medicine and her remains were buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.