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Arthur Geoffrey Norman

biochemist , university administrator.

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