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Arthur Geoffrey Norman

Arthur Geoffrey Norman, British biochemist, university administrator. Fellow American Society Agronomy (president 1956-1957), Royal Society Chemistry, American Academy Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Bio-chemical Society, Soil Science Society American, American Society Microbiology, American Society Plant Physiologists, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

Background

  • Norman, Arthur Geoffrey was born on November 26, 1905 in Birmingham, England. Son of Arthur and Charlotte (Mant) Norman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Birmingham, 1925, Doctor of Philosophy., 1928. Master of Science (Rockefeller fellow), University of Wisconsin, 1932. Doctor of Science, University London, 1933.

    Career

    • Research associate University of Wisconsin, 1932. Biochemist Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden, England, 1933-1937. Professor soils Iowa State University.

      Research professor Iowa Agricultural Experimental Station, 1937-1946. Biochemist and div. chief Chemical Corps. Biological laboratories, Frederick, Maryland., 1946-1952.

      Professor botany University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, since 1952, vice president for research, 1964-1972. Director Botanical Gardens, 1955-1966, Institute for Environmental Quality, 1972-1976. Adviser to president National Academy Sciences, 1963-1964.

      Chairman div. biology and agriculture National Research Council, 1965-1969. Trustee Institute Defense Analysis, 1968-1977, University Research Associates, 1969-1974, chairman, 1973-1974. Trustee Biological Science Information Service, 1972-1977, president, 1976-1977.

    Works

    • Author: The Biochemistry of Cellulose, 1937. Editor: Advances in Agronomy (vols. 1 to XX), 1949-1968, Agronomy Monographs (Vols.

      1 to VI), 1948-1956
    • Contributor professional papers to technical jours.

    Membership

    Fellow American Society Agronomy (president 1956-1957), Royal Society Chemistry, American Academy Microbiology, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Bio-chemical Society, Soil Science Society American, American Society Microbiology, American Society Plant Physiologists, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Marian Foote, September 5, 1933. Children: Anthony Westcott, Stephen Trevor.
    • father: Arthur Norman
    • mother: Charlotte (Mant) Norman
    • spouse: Marian Foote
    • children: Anthony Westcott Norman
    • Stephen Trevor Norman
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    Born November 26, 1905
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