NORRELL, William Frank

NORRELL, William Frank
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1896–1961

Biography

NORRELL, William Frank, (husband of Catherine Dorris Norrell), A Representative from Arkansas; born in Milo, Ashley County, Ark., August 29, 1896; attended the public schools, the Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College of Monticello, the College of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Ark., and the University of Arkansas Law School at Little Rock; during the First World War served in the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Monticello, Ark.; member of the State senate 1930-1938, serving as president for four years; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 15, 1961; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Ark.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Arkansas Libraries
Special Collections

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: 1932-1981, 39 boxes. The collection contains some personal materials, including correspondence between William Frank Norrell and his wife, Catherine Norrell, as well as with their daughter. The bulk of the collection relates to the professional lives of William Frank and Catherine Norrell. The collection contains a wide range of materials, including letters, funeral memorials, scrapbooks, maps, and photographs. Especially noteworthy are items pertaining to Mr. Norrell's activities as a member of the Subcommittee on Military Appropriations. Other materials illuminate aspects of the Cold War in the 1950s and early 1960s, while others document flood control in Arkansas. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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