William Frank Norrell

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William Frank Norrell (born August 29, 1896 in Milo , Ashley County , Arkansas , † February 15, 1961 in Washington, DC ) was an American politician who represented the state of Arkansas in the US House of Representatives .


William Norrell was born in Milo, where he attended public school. He later went to the Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College in Monticello , the College of Ozarks in Clarksville, and the University of Arkansas Law School in Little Rock . During the First World War he served in the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army . After the war he began studying again and was admitted to the bar in 1920, after which he opened a practice in Monticello.

Norrell was a member of the Arkansas Senate between 1930 and 1938, and was its president for four years. He was then elected as a Democrat in the 76th and subsequent eleven Congresses. He held this position in Washington DC from January 3, 1939 until his death on February 15, 1961, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery , Monticello.

William Frank Norrell was married to Catherine Dorris Norrell , who succeeded him as Congresswoman.

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