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Paul Thornley Norton

Paul Thornley Norton, industrial engineer. Served as Second lieutenant Air Service, United States Army, 1917-1919.; Member A.S.M.E., American Management Association, Society Promotion of Engineering Education (council 1934-1937), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi fraternities.

Background

  • Norton, Paul Thornley was born on April 11, 1889 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. Son of Paul Thornley and Carrie (Bain) Norton.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Elec. Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1917, C.E., 1931.

    Career

    • Coal mine surveyor, 1906-1913. Division engineer United Coal Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1917. Sales engineer and manager Case Crane & Engineering Company, Columbus, Ohio, 1919, chief engineer, 1920-1923.

      Vice president Case Crane & Kilbourne Jacobs Company, Columbus, 1923-1926, 1943-1951. Instructor, assistant professor mechanics department, University of Wisconsin, 1927-1929. Profl indl. engineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1929-1948.

      Director industrial service, 1937-1948, on leave from February to October 1943, to serve as chief, industrial processes and products branch, Office of Production Research and Development, War Production Board, Washington. Lecturer in industrial engineering Stanford University, 1952-1954, U. Florida, 1954-1955. Lecturer and writer in special field, depreciation.

    Works

    • Author: Depreciation (with E. L. Grant), 1949. Numerous articles on depreciation and related subjects.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Served as Second lieutenant Air Service, United States Army, 1917-1919. Member A.S.M.E., American Management Association, Society Promotion of Engineering Education (council 1934-1937), Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi fraternities. Clubs: University (Blacksburg).

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor Halsey, September 6, 1919. Children-Carolyn Darrach (Mistress J. S. Brushwood), John Halsey, Frederic Thornley.
    • father: Paul Thornley Norton
    • mother: Carrie (Bain) Norton
    • spouse: Eleanor Halsey
    • children: Carolyn Darrach Norton (Mistress J. S. Brushwood)
    • John Halsey Norton
    • Frederic Thornley Norton
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