Norris, Thomas Grantham, 1893-1976.
Thomas Gratham Norris was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He articled with the law firm Barnard, Robertson and Heisterman and was admitted to the B.C. bar in 1919. Norris practiced in Vernon and Kelowna as a lawyer for the Soldier Settlement Board and later in private practice. He eventually moved to Vancouver and continued to work in private practice until 1959 when he was appointed to the B.C. Supreme Court. In 1960 Norris was elevated to the B.C. Appeal Court. In 1961 he also sat on the Canadian Court Martial Appeal Board as well as acting Deputy District Judge of the Admiralty. Norris was president of the Kelowna and Vancouver Board of Trade, and president of the Vancouver Bar Association. He also served as a Bencher of the Law Society from 1944 to 1957 and was elected Treasurer of the Law Society of B.C. from 1957 to 1958.
From the description of Thomas Norris fonds. [ca. 1920-ca. 1974] (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 606463148