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corporation executive.

Edward Lee Norton, American corporation executive. Served as ensign United States Navy, World War I.; Member Jefferson County Board Education, 1930-1940; member Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Trustee Eisenhower; Member Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa.; Mason (Shriner).

Background

Norton, Edward Lee was born on June 13, 1892 in Blountsville, Alabama, United States. Son of John Wells and Martha (Maddux) Norton.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Birmingham Southern College, 1913. Student of University Alabama, 1913-1914.

Career

Executive vice president Munger Realty, 1924-1937, Munger Mortgage Company, 1926-1939. Chairman of the Board Birmingham branch Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta, 1939. President Birmingham Baseball Club, 1939.

Chairman of the Board Florida Broadcasting Company (WMBR, WMBR-television), Jacksonville, Florida, 1934-1952. Chairman of the Board Voice of Alabama, Inc. (WAPI, WAFM-television), Birmingham, 1936-1950.

Director Louisiana Delta Offshore Drilling Company, First National Bank Birmingham, Avondale Mills. Chairman of the Board, director Royal Crown Cola Company. Board of Governors Federal Reserve System, Washington, 1950-1952.

Religion

When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

Politics

God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.

Views

In a society where self-interest, acquisitiveness and individual happiness are often seen as the over-riding interests, the Church, and Christians within it, are called to witness meanings, values and purposes beyond ourselves.

Membership

Served as ensign United States Navy, World War I. Member Jefferson County Board Education, 1930-1940. Member Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Trustee Eisenhower.

Member Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Kiwanis (past president).

Connections

Married Corinne Richards, 1952.

father:
John Wells Norton

mother:
Martha (Maddux) Norton

spouse:
Corinne Richards