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Paul Weddell Norton was born in Boston, Pa., on February 25, 1909.

Following his graduation from the College of William and Mary in 1930, he attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1933 with a degree in law.

Commissioned as a second lieutenant May 7, 1942, he came on active duty with the Air Force 11 days later and has been on continuous service since that date.

From 1942 until 1947, General Norton was a personnel staff officer.

In September 1947, he was assigned to Hickam AFB, Hawaii, as judge advocate-air depot. He returned to the United States in June 1950, to Westover AFB, Mass., as division judge advocate, a position he held until his reassignment to Washington, D.C., in September 1952.

In Washington, he served as chairman, board of review, for five months, and from February 1953 to June 1956, was acting director of civil law.

Following a two-year assignment to Langley AFB, Va., as staff judge advocate for Tactical Air Command, General Norton was reassigned to HQ USAFE in September 1958, where he served three years as staff judge advocate for that command.

He returned to the United States in November 1961 and in December was assigned as SAC’s staff judge advocate.

General Norton’s medals include the Legion of Merit and the Army Commendation Ribbon.

(Current as of Dec 1961)