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NORWEB, RAYMOND HENRY

NORWEB, RAYMOND HENRY

NORWEB, RAYMOND HENRY (31 May 1894-1 Oct. 1983), a diplomat who held posts around the world, was born in England to Henry H. and Jeannie Norweb. The family moved to Elyria, Ohio, in 1907. Norweb received his B.A. from Harvard in 1916, and entered the diplomatic service that same year, taking the post of 2d secretary to France in Paris. He was recalled to Washington in 1921, and between 1923-48 was assigned to posts covering much of the globe: Japan, the Dutch East Indies, the Hague, Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Portugal, and Cuba. He retired in 1948. Throughout his assignments, Norweb's home remained Cleveland, and it was to his house in BRATENAHL that he retired. He served as Bratenahl City Councilman from 1950-69. Norweb was considered an authority on coins and coin collecting. He served as a trustee of Kenyon College and the WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Norweb married EMERY MAY HOLDEN, granddaughter of the founder of Cleveland's PLAIN DEALER, LIBERTY E. HOLDEN, in 1917 in Paris and had 3 children, Jeanne, Albert, and R. Henry, Jr. He was buried in LAKE VIEW CEMETERY.


Finding aid for the R. Henry Norweb Family Papers. WRHS.