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Catherine Dorris Norrell (March 30, 1901 - August 26, 1981) was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas, wife of William F. Norrell.

Born in Camden, Arkansas, Norrell attended high school in Monticello, Ouachita Baptist College in Arkadelphia, and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He taught in the public schools of Arkansas, and served as director of music department at Arkansas A & M College (now Arkansas State University).

Norrell was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress April 18, 1961, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, W.F. Norrell, and served until January 3, 1963. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1962.

After her term in Congress, she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from 1963 to 1965. She was later director of the United States Department of State Reception Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, from June 1, 1965, to January 5, 1969.

She resided in Monticello, Arkansas, until her death in Warren, Arkansas, August 26, 1981. She was interred in Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Arkansas.

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