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First Name: Arthur
Last Name: Norris
Bio: Dr. Arthur Norris (Sept. 21, 1937 - Sept. 12, 1992), psychiatrist, bassoonist and former officer of the I.D.R.S. [Vice President 1972, President, 1973] died of leukemia on Sept. 12, 1992, just short of his 55th birthday, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Joanne, and two children, Chris, his son, and Madeline, his daughter. Arthur was in graduate school at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He studied the French system bassoon with Cecil James in London and divided his time playing both French and German instruments with a number of musical organizations, including the Milwaukee Civic Orchestra and the Concord Chamber Orchestra. As a practicing psychiatrist he was Medical Director at the Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital, and at the time of his death he was in private practice. An early member of I.D.R.S. he helped draw up the constitution, and served as the first vice president elected in 1972 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He assumed the presidency when Edgar Kirk resigned in 1973.
Source: The Double Reed 15/2 (Fall 1992)