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George H. Norman

Biography

Born in Newport, Rhode Island. Employed as a store clerk until he bought the business. He started publication of The Newport Daily News. In 1853 he began management of the local gas works. He became a successful civil engineer and contractor in the construction of gas and water plants.

He appears on medals produced for the Newport Rhode Island Schools (Julian SC-29 and SC-30). Production of the medals began in 1868 at the Philadelphia Mint.

bio: America's Successful Men of Affairs, 1893 (in ABA)

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies

 

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