Amb. Cynthia H. Norton, PhD

Amb. Cynthia H. Norton, PhD

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  • Name Cynthia H. Norton  [1
    Title Amb. 
    Suffix PhD 
    Gender Female 
    Maternal DNA L1c2b1 -> West Africa  [2
    Political Party Republican 
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _DEG 1968  Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indiana State University-Bachelors in Political Science 
    _DEG 1972  Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    University of Massachusetts, Doctorate in Education 
    Residence Between 1974 and 1976  Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tenure Between 1986 and 1989  Sierra Leone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U. S. Ambassador - Appointed by Ronald Reagan - POTUS 
    Residence Between 1986 and 1989  Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    West Africa 
    Tenure Between 1989 and 1993  Burundi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U. S. Ambassador - Appointed by George Bush - POTUS 
    Residence Between 1989 and 1993  Burundi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    East Africa 
    Tenure Between 2004 and 2008  Tunis, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    United States Executive Director of the African Development Bank 
    Reference Number 175 
    Residence Between 2004 and 2008  Tunis, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Living 
    Person ID I175  Families

    DNA Tests  37 people have linked a DNA test to Amb. Cynthia H. Norton, PhD 

    Father George W. Norton,   b. 2 Apr 1891, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1973, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Flossie Phillips,   b. 16 Aug 1900, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1973, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Feb 1918  Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage Records
    Norton, George & Flossie Phillips
    Norton, George & Flossie Phillips
    Vigo County Marriage Records
    Family ID F210  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James Olden Perry, Sr,   b. 14 Nov 1924, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 2006, Tunis, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1971  Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Otto Shepard, Sr.,   b. 28 Nov 1915, Lost Creek, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 2004, Houston, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1946  Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. D.M. Shepard
     2. M.K. Shepherd
     3. J.O. Shepard, Jr
     4. M.G.S. Shepard, PhD
    Photos
    Shepard, Jimboy, Cynthia, Donna, Otto
    Shepard, Jimboy, Cynthia, Donna, Otto
    Early family photo circa 1952
    Family ID F305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Apr 1940 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1946 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_DEG - Indiana State University-Bachelors in Political Science - 1968 - Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1971 - Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps_DEG - University of Massachusetts, Doctorate in Education - 1972 - Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1974 and 1976 - Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTenure - U. S. Ambassador - Appointed by Ronald Reagan - POTUS - Between 1986 and 1989 - Sierra Leone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - West Africa - Between 1986 and 1989 - Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTenure - U. S. Ambassador - Appointed by George Bush - POTUS - Between 1989 and 1993 - Burundi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - East Africa - Between 1989 and 1993 - Burundi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTenure - United States Executive Director of the African Development Bank - Between 2004 and 2008 - Tunis, Tunisia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 2004 and 2008 - Tunis, Tunisia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Norton, Cynthia H.
    Norton, Cynthia H.

    DNA Project
    <b>L1b2c1</b> ● Maternal DNA Haplogroup of Cynthia Norton
    L1b2c1 ● Maternal DNA Haplogroup of Cynthia Norton
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    23andMe Autosomal DNA Test results for Cynthia Norton
    23andMe Autosomal DNA Test results for Cynthia Norton
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    Featured Articles
    Amb. Cynthia Shepard-Perry
    Amb. Cynthia Shepard-Perry
    Article covering her service as U.S Ambassador

  • Notes 
    • Cynthia Shepard Perry
      Ambassadorial Posts
      Sierra Leone, 1986 - 1989
      Burundi, 1989 - 1993

      Cynthia Perry was most recently the United States Executive Director of the African Development Bank. A native of Indiana, Dr. Perry was the US Ambassador to Sierra Leone from 1986-1989 and to Burundi from 1989-1993.

      Her career began in 1957 with the Nichols Investment Corporation. Dr. Perry later joined the IBM Corporation as an educational representative in the Office Products Division. From 1968-1971, she was the Director of the National Teachers Corps at the University of Massachusetts, where she received her Doctorate in International Education in 1972. Joining the faculty of Texas Southern University in 1971, she was an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Teacher Corps/Peace Corps and then became a full Professor and Dean of International Affairs from 1978-1982.

      Her first assignment to Africa was at the University of Nairobi in 1968 through Operation Crossroads Africa. From 1971-1973, Mrs. Perry and her husband, Dr. James O. Perry, trained a group of Peace Corps volunteers in Sierra Leone. In 1974, she led a special educational delegation to Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia. She lived in Kenya from 1974-1976, trained Peace Corps paramedical volunteers, lectured at the University of Nairobi and was a consultant to the US Information Service in Kenya, Nigeria and Zambia. In 1976, she was appointed Staff Development Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Africa. From 1982 until her appointment, Mrs. Perry was Chief of the Education and Human Resources Division in the Africa Bureau of the US Agency for International Development.

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] 1940 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2012;;), Database online.
      Record for George Norton


    2. [S255] 23andMe DNA, Cynthia H. Norton.
      Maternal DNA test results
      Haplogroup: L1c2b1
      Ethnic Origin: West Africa

    3. [S206] Vigo County Marriage Record Database 1818-1958, (Name: Vigo County Public Library; Location: Terre Haute, Indiana;).

    4. [S206] Vigo County Marriage Record Database 1818-1958, (Name: Vigo County Public Library; Location: Terre Haute, Indiana;).
      Name: James Shepard
      Event Type: Marriage
      Event Date: 02 Nov 1946
      Event Place: , Vigo, Indiana
      Alternate Event Place:
      Registration Place: Vigo, Indiana, United States
      Marriage License Date: 01 Nov 1946
      Residence Place: Terre Haute, , Indiana
      Gender: Male
      Age (Estimated): 31
      Race (Original): Colored
      Birth Date: 28 Nov 1915
      Birthplace: Lost Creek Twp, , Indiana
      Father's Name: George Shepard
      Mother's Name: Annie Batton
      Spouse's Name: Cynthia Norton
      Spouse's Residence Place: Terre Haute, , Indiana
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age (Estimated): 19
      Spouse's Previous Marriage Number:
      Spouse's Race (Original): Colored
      Spouse's Birth Date: 11 Nov 1927
      Spouse's Birthplace: Burnett, , Indiana
      Spouse's Father's Name: George Norton
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Flossie Phillips
      Informant's Name:
      Officiator's Name: C M Hammond
      Page: 429
      Record Number:
      Reference ID:
      GS Film number: 001906342
      Digital Folder Number: 007030792
      Image Number: 00281
      Number of Images: 1