Born in Merredin, Western Australia, in 1933.
After an academic career, David Churchill was appointed Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Government Botanist of Victoria from 14 April 1971 until 1985, when these positions were replaced by managers. He retired on 9 March 1991. His research interests ranged from taxonomic studies on Borya to pollen, diatoms and vegetation surveys. His herbarium is housed at MEL.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references] Photo: Royal Soc Victoria.