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Patricia Kilmer Norris, American public relations executive. Recipient Merit award, Village of Glenview.


Norris, Patricia Kilmer was born on February 7, 1933 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Daughter of Hugh and Patricia (Polk) Kilmer.


Student, Sweet Briar College, 1951—1952. Student, Westchester Commercial School, 1953—1954.


Assistant beauty editor Glamour Magazine, New York City, 1954—1955. Senior executive secretary McCann-Erickson Inc., 1955—1959. Secretary to president, office manager Thomson-Leeds Company, Inc., 1959—1962.

Director public relations Glenview (Illinois) Park District, 1975—1978. Freelance writer/public relations Glenview, since 1978.


Recording secretary Glenview Auxiliary, 1968—1970. Guild member and board directors Holy Trinity. Publicity chairman, board directors Episcopal Church Women, 1983—1985.

ECW board directors St. David's Episcopal Church, 1989—1991. President Glenview Auxiliary, 1970—1972. Vice president president's council all auxs.

Skokie Valley Hospital, 1972—1978, president, 1973—1974. Active Glenview Bi-Centennial Commission, 1976, Northfield Township Republican Women's Club, since 1974, publicity chairman, 1977—1979. Active 10th District Republican Women's Club, since 1974.

Publicity chairman Glenbrook Southern High School Instrumental League, 1978—1979, Glenview Area History Society Coach House/Library., 1978—1979. President Grove Heritage Association, Glenview, 1979—1983, president' adviser, 1983—1984. Founder, recording secretary Save the Grove Committee, 1973—1975.

Active Citizens' Advisory Committee Grove, 1975—1976, Cable Community Access Producers Association, since 1986, recording secretary, board member, 1991—1993, Glenview television Volunteer Staff, since 1987, board directors, 1990—1992. Active Glenview Independence Day Commission, 1986—1989, Glenbrook Chapter Valparaiso (Indiana) University Guild. Women's board directors Lawrence Hall Youth Services, Chicago, since 1982, 1st vice president, 1986—1989, recording secretary, 1989—1991, president, since 1991.

Secretary Holy Trinity, 1983—1985, 1st vice president, 1986—1989, church acolyte, since 1987, member renewal and evangelism ministry, since 1989. Chair publicity St. David's Episcopal Church, 1989—1990, chair public relations, 1990—1991. Active Helping Hands of Glenview.

Member of League of Women Voters (chairman local environmental study committee since 1983, board directors since 1987, observors chairman 1984-1986, secretary 1986-1987, president 1987-1988), North Shore Public Relations.


Married James Alexander Norris, February 16, 1957. Children: Melissa Polk, Benjamin White World War II.

Hugh Kilmer

Patricia (Polk) Kilmer

James Alexander Norris

Melissa Polk Norris

Benjamin White World War II Norris