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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p198
2446

(Born Me.)

William F. Norris

(Ap'd Min.)

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Born Thomaston, ME.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Omaha Barracks, Neb., Sep. 29, 1872, to June 22, 1874 (Yellowstone Expedition, May 24 to Oct. 9, 1873, and on leave of absence, Oct. 16 to Nov. 15, 1873), — Camp Robinson, Neb., July 12 to Sep. 28, 1874, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., Sep. 28, 1874, to Jan. 15, 1875, — distributing clothing in Western Nebraska to sufferers having their crops destroyed by grasshoppers, Jan. 15 to Apr. 17, 1875, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., Apr. 17 to Aug. 5, 1875, — Scouting and at Camp Collins, Dak., Aug. 5 to Nov. 24, 1875, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., Nov. 24, 1875, to Sep. 27, 1876 (leave of absence, Jan. 31 to May 31, 1876), — Ft. McKinney, Wy., Oct. 13, 1876, to May 14, 1878 (leave of absence, to Sep. 6, 1878), — Scouting, Sep. 13 to Oct. 16, 1878, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., to Dec., 1878, — Ft. Hartsuff, Neb., Dec. 10, 1878, to Aug. 5, 1879, — Cheyenne

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 22, 1879)

Depot, Wy., to July 8, 1880, — and Camp Sheridan, Neb., to Aug. 20, 1880; and on leave of absence, to June 15, 1881.

Resigned, June 15, 1881.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p225
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
p195
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Practiced law in Nebraska; State Senator, County Attorney, Judge District Court; Counsel for United States before Board of War Claims in Manila, Judge Court of First Instance, Philippine Islands; Attorney, Department of Justice, Washington, D. C. — Post-office address, Washington, D. C.

Vol. VI
p175
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Foster Norris, Born June 9, 1846.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 22, 1879.

Resigned, June 15, 1881.

Civil History. — Practiced law in Nebraska, 1880 to 1887; State Senator, 1882; County Attorney, 1886; Judge of District Court, 1887 to 1896; Counsel for United States before Board of War Claims, Manila, 1900 and 1901; Judge of Court of First Instance, Philippines, 1901 to 1908; at Washington, D. C., Attorney, Department of Justice, since 1908.

Address, 1632 S Street, N. W., Washington, D. C.

Vol. VII
p112
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

First Lieutenant, 9th Infantry, June 22, 1879.

Resigned, June 15, 1881.

Civil History: — Practiced law in Nebraska, 1880 to 1887; State Senator, 1882; County Attorney, 1886; Judge of District Court, 1887 to 1896; Counsel for United States before Board of War Claims, Manila, 1900 and 1901; Judge of Court of First Instance, Philippines, 1901 to 1908; at Washington, D. C., Attorney, Department of Justice, 1908 to 1930, when he moved to Calif.; at Pasadena, Calif., Attorney, Department of Justice, 1930, to ––––

Address, 249 Euclid Ave., Pasadena, Calif.

Vol. VIII
p47
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

1st Lt. 9th Inf., June 22, 1879.

Resigned June 15, 1881.

Died, Dec. 1, 1938, at Pasadena, Calif.: Aged 92.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1939.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Norris's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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