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computer systems executive

William Charles Norris was American computer systems executive. Recipient National Medal Technology, 1986. Trustee Hill Reference Library; advisory committee White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, since 1978. Served to Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946.

Background

Norris, William Charles was born on July 14, 1911 in Inavale, Nebraska, United States. Son of William H. and Mildred A. (McCall) Norris.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Nebraska, 1932.

Career

Sales engineer Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company, Chicago, 1935-1941. Vice president, general manager Engineering Research Associates, 1946-1955, Univac (division Sperry Rand Corporation), 1955-1957. President Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, 1957-1977, past chairman.

Chairman William C. Norris Institute, Bloomington, Minnesota, 1988—2006. Board directors Northwest Bank Corporation, Northwest Growth Fund, Tronchemics, Inc.

Membership

Trustee Hill Reference Library. Advisory committee White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development, since 1978. Served to Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1946.

Connections

Married Jane Malley, September 15, 1943. Children: W. Charles, George, Daniel, Brian, Constance, Roger, Mary N., David.

father:
William H. Norris

mother:
Mildred A. (McCall) Norris

spouse:
Jane Malley

child:
W. Charles Norris

child:
George Norris

child:
Daniel Norris

child:
Brian Norris

child:
Constance Norris

child:
Roger Norris

child:
Mary N. Norris

child:
David Norris