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Lawyer , museum official and air force officer

Shirley Norman Black, Lawyer, retired museum official and air force officer ( hum: mus.)lawyer, retired museum official, retired air force officer. Decorated Bronze Star, Commendation medalwith oak leaf cluster.


Black, Shirley Norman was born on September 26, 1916 in Gardner, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry Warren and Ella (Thompson) Black.


Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration, University Alabama, 1938. Master of Business Administration with distinction, Harvard University, 1954. Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1955.

Graduate, Air University, 1959. Graduate, Juris Doctor Western State University, 1978.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, advanced through grades to colonel United States Air Force, 1938—1953, executive director Headquarters, 1951—1952, deputy chief staff, comptroller Headquarters Crew Training, 1955—1957, director accounting and finance Headquarters Air Training Command, 1957—1958, director accounting and finance Headquarters Pacific Air Force, 1959—1960, deputy chief staff, comptroller 5th Air Force, 1960—1962. Comptroller, assistant treasurer Art Institute Chicago, 1963—1972, vice president administrative affairs, 1972—1975. Treasurer, director Restaurant Food Buyers, Inc., since 1972.

President Restaurant Food Buyers Investment Company, since 1972.


Commissioner Far East Council Boy Scouts American. Director Far East Little League, 1960—1961. Member American Bar Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Air Force Association, Retired Officers Association, American Management Association, American Society Military Comptrollers (Outstanding Achievement certified 1959), Orange County Estate Planners (council since 1988), Orange County Bar Association, Chicago Association Commerce and Industry, Harvard Business School Association Southern California Heroes '76, National Sojourners, American Legion, Army Navy Country Club (Arlington, Virginia), Yorba Linda Country Club, Toastmasters Club (president Scott Air Force Base chapter 1954), Masons, Shriners.


Married Kathryn Mary Linser, March 19, 1947. 1 child: Peter Norman.

Henry Warren Black

Ella (Thompson) Black

Kathryn Mary Linser