Richard Norton (professor)

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Richard Norton (February 9, 1872 — August 2, 1918) was the organizer and head of the American Volunteer Motor Ambulance Corps (also known as the Norton-Harjes Ambulance Corps), which served on the front in France in World War I from 1914 until it was taken over by the American Army in 1917. He was the son of Charles Eliot Norton and Susan Ridley Sedgewick. He was also the director of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the Legion of Honour, and the Order of St. Lazarus. His award of the Cross of the Legion of Honor was the highest award given to any foreigner by France during World War I.[1]