William F. Norrell

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William F. Norrell
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th district
In office
January 3, 1939 – February 15, 1961
Preceded by John L. McClellan
Succeeded by Catherine Dorris Norrell
Arkansas State Senator
In office
President of the Arkansas State Senate
In office
Preceded by Ned Stewart
Succeeded by Fred S. Armstrong
Personal details

William Frank Norrell
(1896-08-29)August 29, 1896
Milo, Ashley County

Arkansas, USA
Died February 15, 1961(1961-02-15) (aged 64)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, Arkansas
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Catherine Dorris Norrell
Children Judy Norrell ___
Residence Monticello, Drew County, Arkansas
Alma mater

University of Arkansas at Monticello
University of the Ozarks

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School
Occupation Attorney
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Quartermaster
Battles/wars World War I

William Frank Norrell (August 29, 1896 – February 15, 1961) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas' former 6th congressional district. Upon his death, he was succeeded in Congress by his widow, Catherine Dorris Norrell.

Born in Milo in Ashley County in south Arkansas, Norrell attended the public schools, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, then known as Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanical College, the University of the Ozarks, then College of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law School. During World War I, Norrell served in the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army. In 1920, he was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Monticello in Drew County, Arkansas. From 1930 to 1938, Norrell served as member of the Arkansas State Senate. He was the Senate President from 1934 to 1938 under Lieutenant Governors William Lee Cazort and Robert L. Bailey.

Norrell was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Washington, D.C. He is interred beside his wife at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello, Arkansas.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John L. McClellan
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Catherine Dorris Norrell
Preceded by
Ned Stewart
President of the Arkansas State Senate

William Frank Norrell

Succeeded by
Fred S. Armstrong