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Norvell William (Bill) EMERSON

(1938-1996)

EMERSON, Norvell William (Bill), (husband of Jo Ann Emerson), a Representative from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Jefferson County, Mo., January 1, 1938; raised in Jefferson County and attended public schools in Hillsboro; served as a page in the United States House of Representatives in the Eighty-third and Eighty-fourth Congresses; graduated from United States Capitol Page School, Washington, D.C., 1955; B.A., Westminster College, Fulton, Mo., 1959; attended University of Missouri Law School, Columbia, 1960; LL.B., University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md., 1964; United States Air Force Reserve, captain, 1964-1992; special assistant to United States Representative Robert F. Ellsworth, 1961-1965; special assistant to United States Representative and Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., 1965-1970; director, government relations, Fairchild Industries, 1970-1973; director, public affairs, Interstate Natural Gas Association, 1974-1975; executive assistant to chairman, Federal Election Commission, 1975; director, federal relations, TRW, Inc., 1975-1979; president, N. William Emerson and Associates, government relations consultants, 1979-1980; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1981-June 22, 1996); died on June 22, 1996, in Bethesda, Md.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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