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George Norris
Norris
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1861
Date of Death: 1944
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician
Spouse: Pluma Lashley (d. 1901)
Ellie Leonard
Children: Three daughters by first marriage
Political Party: Republican Party (until 1936);

Independent

Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Drive to the East
Type of Appearance: Direct
Political Party: Socialist Party
George William Norris (July 11, 1861 – September 2, 1944) was a U.S. leader of progressive and liberal causes in Congress. He represented the state of Nebraska in the House of Representatives from 1903 to 1913, and then in the Senate from 1913 until 1943. He was a member of the Republican Party until 1936, when he became an Independent. In 1912, the year he was first elected to the US Senate, he supported Theodore Roosevelt and Hiram Johnson of the Progressive Party for President and Vice President, but ran on the Republican ticket himself.

George Norris in Southern VictoryEdit

George Norris was a United States Senator from Nebraska during the Second Great War. He was a Socialist. He chaired the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. He was blindly loyal to fellow Socialist, President Charles W. La Follette, and was perceived as being too soft on the prosecution of the war even by fellow Socialists such as Congresswoman Flora Blackford. He supported La Follette's plan to treat with Mormon rebels, but his committee opposed these negotiations over his protests when Blackford led hawkish Socialists to side with Republicans and Democrats in opposition to the measure. Norris feebly claimed that opposing the administration in time of war could give aid and comfort to the enemy, a position which Blackford indignantly rejected.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Drive to the East, pgs. 130-134
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
Ashton C. Shallenberger
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska's 5th congressional district
1903-1913
Succeeded by
Silas Reynolds Barton
Preceded by
Norris Brown
United States Senator from Nebraska
1913-1943
Succeeded by
Kenneth S. Wherry
Preceded by
Albert B. Cummins
Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
1926-1933
Succeeded by
Henry F. Ashurst
Political offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
A Period of Vacancy Following Benjamin Wade
Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War
1941-1943(?)
Succeeded by
Unnamed

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