Catherine Dorris NORRELL, Congress, AR (1901-1981)

NORRELL Catherine Dorris , a Representative from Arkansas; born in Camden, Ouachita County, Ark., March 30, 1901; attended high school in Monticello, Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville; taught in the public schools of Arkansas; director of music department at Arkansas A.&M. College; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress April 18, 1961, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, W.F. Norrell, and served until January 3, 1963; was not a candidate for renomination in 1962; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, 1963-1965; Director, United States Department of State Reception Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 1, 1965, to January 5, 1969; resided in Monticello, Ark., until her death in Warren, Ark., August 26, 1981; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Ark.


"Catherine D. Norrell" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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

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