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Norris, Frank

(Encyclopedia) Norris, Frank (Benjamin Franklin Norris), 1870–1902, American novelist, b. Chicago. After studying in Paris, at the Univ. of California (1890–94), and at Harvard, he…

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding defenseman of the year and named after James Norris, the late Detroit Red Wings owner-president. Winners selected by PHWA. Multiple winners: Bobby Orr (8);…

Franks

(Encyclopedia) Franks, group of Germanic tribes. By the 3d cent. AD, they were settled along the lower and middle Rhine. The two major divisions were the Salian Franks in the north and…

Norris Dam

(Encyclopedia) Norris Dam: see Tennessee Valley Authority .

Chuck Norris

Name at birth: Carlos Ray NorrisChuck Norris was a world karate champion who became an action-adventure star in the movies and on TV. Raised in Oklahoma and California, Norris discovered martial…

Norris, Edwin

(Encyclopedia) Norris, Edwin, 1795–1872, English philologist. Norris wrote a number of articles on little-known languages of Asia and Africa. His most important work was his uncompleted…

Norris, John

(Encyclopedia) Norris, John, 1657–1711, English clergyman and philosopher. As the most prominent follower of Malebranche he wrote, in exposition of that philosopher's system,…

Norris, George William

(Encyclopedia) Norris, George William, 1861–1944, American legislator, b. Sandusky co., Ohio. After admission to the bar in 1883, he moved (1885) to Furnas co., Nebr., where he…

Russell, Henry Norris

(Encyclopedia) Russell, Henry Norris, 1877–1957, American astronomer, b. Oyster Bay, N.Y., grad. Princeton, 1897. In 1902 he went to Cambridge, England, to study. He returned to…