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Norris, Earle B. (Earle Bertram), 1882-1966



  • Existence: 1882 - 1966

Biographical Note

Earle Bertram Norris was born in 1882 in New York. He attended Pennsylvania State College and graduated in 1904. He was a captain in World War I and received a Purple Heart. He became a professor at Virginia Tech in 1928, and was the Dean of Engineering from 1928-1953. The engineering school grew under his leadership. He died in 1966. Norris Hall on Virginia Tech's campus was named after him.

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Norris Hall

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

E. B. Norris Papers

Identifier: Ms-1981-103

E. B. Norris was Dean of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute from 1928-1952, and his papers include reports concerning the agriculture and engineering departments, reports on individual development, newspaper clippings, catalogues, brochures, and correspondence, particularly regarding then-President Burruss.

Dates: 1928-1955, n.d.