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Lauris Norstad

Born: 24-Mar-1907
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Died: 12-Sep-1988
Location of death: Tucson, AZ [1]
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Lutheran
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Supreme Allied Commander, 1956-63

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1930-47); US Air Force (1947-63, Gen.)


[1] Death from cardiac arrest, Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, AZ.

Father: Martin Norstad (Lutheran minister)
Mother: Marie Johnson
Brother: Frederic Norstad
Sister: Marie Ernster
Wife: Isabelle Helen Jenkins (m. 1935, until his death, one daughter)
Daughter: Kristin Jaffe

    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1930)

    Owens Corning CEO (1967-72)
    Owens Corning President (1963-72)
    Owens Corning COO (1963-67)
    US Defense Department Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (1956-63)
    US Defense Department Air Deputy to Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (1953-56)
    US Defense Department Commander-in-Chief, US Air Forces Europe (1950-53)
    US Defense Department Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Air Force (1947-50)
    US War Department Director of Plans and Operations Division (1947)
    US War Department Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Plans, Army Air Force (1945-47)
    US War Department Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Army Airforce HQ (1944-45)
    Member of the Board of Abitibi Paper Company
    Member of the Board of Conoco
    Member of the Board of Owens Corning
    RAND Corporation Board of Directors
    Air Medal
    French Legion of Honor
    Legion of Merit
    Silver Star
    Norwegian Ancestry Paternal


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