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Naval officer , Corporation executive

Norborne L. Rawlings, American naval officer, corporation executive. Recipient 2 Legion of Merit awards. Member of the United States Naval Institute, Society Naval Architects, Marine Engineers, Society Naval Engineers.

Background

Rawlings, Norborne L. was born on June 18, 1894 in Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States. Son of James and Jennie Gee (Meredith) Rawlings.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1917; Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1921.

Career

Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1917 and advanced through grades to rear admiral, February 22, 1943. Naval architect, June 1921. Served on United States Destroyer based on Queenstown, Ireland, World War I.

Head of shipbuilding division bureau of Ships, Navy Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1939-1942. In command of the United States Naval Drydocks, in charge of construction and expansion of ship repair yard and operations, Hunters Point, San Francisco, 1943-1945. Work in navy related to designing, construction, and maintenance of naval vessels and operation of naval shipyards.

Vice chief, material division office assistant secretary of Navy, Navy Department, Washington, until retirement, 1947. Special representative Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, 1947-1949, assistant general manager, 1949-1950, general manager, from 1950, vice president, 1952-1953, executive vice president, 1953-1960, vice president nuclear power activities, 1960, retired, then director, chairman of the executive committee.

Membership

Member of the United States Naval Institute, Society Naval Architects, Marine Engineers, Society Naval Engineers. Clubs: James River Country.

Connections

Married Lucy Dabney Hix, June 8, 1921. Children: Dabney Hix (Mistress J. L. Holloway III), Norborne.

father:
James Rawlings

mother:
Jane Gee (Meredith) Rawlings

spouse:
Lucy Dabney Hix

children:
Norborne Rawlings

Dabney Hix Rawlings (Mistress J. L. Holloway III)