Charles D. Norton

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Charles Dyer Norton

Death: 1923 (51-52)
Immediate Family:

Son of Franklin Burroughs Norton and Harriet Arvilla Dyer
Husband of Katherine McKim Norton
Father of Garrison Norton; Lucia Garrison Valentine and Private

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About Charles D. Norton

Charles Dyer Norton was an Amherst graduate, Lake Forest resident (550 E. Deerpath), Onwentsia member, Lake Forest University/College trustee, member of Chicago's Merchant and Commercial Clubs, and chair of those clubs' Plan committee, 1906-1909. He left Chicago in 1909 to enter the Taft administration, Washington, DC, and after serving 1910-11 as private secretary to Taft entered business in New York, vice president of a major bank.

President of the Merchants Club, Chicago, 1906, when he invited Burnham to undertake the Plan of Chicago (1909); also trustee of Lake Forest College when it undertook a plan of the campus by Benjamin Wistar Morris, New York, 1905. Led post WWI plan for New York City.