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Norman Jefferis Holter


Norman Jefferis Holter, American biophysicist. Recipient Order of Grizzly U. Montana; Harold Laufman Foundation award for outstanding contribution to medical instrumentation, 1979; United States Public Health Service grantee (12). Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science; member Explorers.


Holter, Norman Jefferis was born on February 1, 1914 in Helena, Montana, United States. Son of Norman B. and Florence (Jefferis) Holter.


Children—John Treacy, Anton Jeffery. Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1937, Master of Arts, 1940. Master of Sciences, University Southern California, 1939.

Postgraduate, U. Heidelberg, Germany, 1937, University of Chicago, 1939, Oak Ridge Institute Nuclear Studies, 1949, Medical School, U. Oregon, 1956. Honorary Doctor of Science, Montana State University, 1965. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Carroll College, 1978.

Chemist California Consumers Corporation, Los Angeles, 1937-1938. Teaching assistant University of California, 1940-1941. Senior scientist University of California-Navy Department Capricorn Expedition, 1952.

Assistant physicist National Defense.


Research Committee, San Diego, 1941. Assistant physicist Navy Department, 1941-1942, associate physicist, 1942-1944, physicist, 1944-1945, senior physicist, 1946-1947. Member technical staff Bikini Atomic Bomb Expedition, 1946-1947.

Participant Eniwetok Hydrogen Bomb Tests, 1952. Specialist in physics Institute Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, 1964-1965, assistant to the chancellor, 1965-1966. President Holter Research Foundation Inc., Helena and La Jolla, from 1947.

Past president Bozeman State College Research Foundation. Past advisory medical physics Western Foundation Clinic Research. Past president Rancho California Corporation, Holter Realty Company, A. M. Holter Hardware Company.

Past vice president N Bar Ranch Company, Park Avenue Apts. Corporation, Helena, Angus Sales Company. Past director, member Executive Committee Indiana Coal & Coke Company, Salt Lake City.

Past director First National Bank & Trust Company, Helena. Past editorial board: Journal Nuclear Medicine. Now editorial board: Journal International Society Biotelemetry.

Contributor to professional and governmental journals Past advisory council School Business, U. Montana. Past trustee, vice president, president St. Peter’s Hospital. Past member of advisory board Montana Crippled Children’s Home and Hospital.

Past consultant biophysics Veterans Administration Hospital., Fort Harrison, Montana. Past member advising committee science activities Selective Service System. Past trustee La Jolla Country Day School, La Jolla Museum Art.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member Explorers; Clubs: Mont, La Jolla Beach and Tennis.


Married Miss Wheeler, September 1941 (divorced January 1952).; married Joan Treacy, July 18, 1952. Children: Troy Jefferis, Marian.

Norman B. Holter

Florence (Jefferis) Holter

Miss Wheeler

Joan Treacy

Troy Jefferis Holter

Marian Holter