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Title: William Robert Norwood Papers
Authors: Norwood, William Robert
Keywords: Hawaiian Islands--Hawaii Community Development Authority
Hawaii--Labor and Industrial Appeals Board
Hawaii--Honolulu City Planning Commission
High Commissioner of the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands
Bikini Atoll--Marshall Islands--Atomic tests--United States
Trust Territories--Yap
Trust Territories--Truk
Trust Territories--Kosrae
Trust Territories--Pohnpei
Trust Territories--Marshall Islands
Trust Territories--Northern Marianas Islands
Trust Territories--Ballistic Missile Tests--Kwajalein
Trust Territories--Rev. Edmund Kalau
Guam--President of the Guam Contractor’s Association
Guam--Guam Employees Council
Guam--Board of Directors--Guam Memorial Hospital
Issue Date: 15-May-1966
Publisher: RFT MARC Manuscripts Collection
Citation: [item identification], William Robert Norwood Papers, MSS800, The Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, University of Guam. Mangilao, Guam.
Series/Report no.: MSS 800;
Description: William Robert Norwood was born May 29, 1909 in Seattle Washington. He received his AB degree in journalism from the University of Washington, Seattle in 1932. From 1932 to 1941 he was employed with a private firm in Seattle and then as a reporter on the Honolulu Star Bulletin. In 1941 he joined the Public Relations Department of Castle & Cooke, one of Hawaii’s largest firms. During the war years he served as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army as a military censor and editorial advisor for the bi-lingual Japanese newspapers, Hawaii Times and Hawaii Hochi. In 1949 he became public relations director of Castle & Cooke, handling advertising, community relations and communications for labor negotiations. In December 1962 he was appointed by Governor John A. Burns as Administrative Director for the State of Hawaii. This position included inter-departmental coordination and special assignments for the Governor, such as mediator of major labor disputes. In April of 1966 Mr. Norwood was appointed by Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall to become High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, effective July 1st. He was married to Katherine Forbes Norwood; they have a son, William Forbes Norwood, a daughter, Mrs. Max A. Souza and two grandchildren
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