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Mark Norris, Sr.'s Biography

Office:

Contact Information

Clifford Davis & Odell Horton Federal Building
167 North Main Street, Chambers 907, Courtroom 4, 9th Floor
Memphis, TN 38103

Full Name:

Mark Saalfield Norris, Sr.

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Chris; 2 Children

Birth Date:

07/09/1955

Birth Place:

Akron, OH

Home City:

Collierville, TN

JD, University of Denver College of Law, 1980

BA, Political Science, Colorado College, 1977

Senator, Tennessee State Senate, District 32, 2001-2018

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Tennessee, District 7, 2002

Former Second Vice Chair, Calendar Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Former Member, Delayed Bills Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Former Member, Ethics Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Former Member, Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Former Member, Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Former Chair, Joint TACIR Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Parliamentarian, Republican Caucus, Tennessee State Senate

Former Chair, Rules Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Former Member, State and Local Government Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Member, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations

Majority Leader, Tennessee State Senate, 2007-2018

Vice-Chair, Shelby County Legislative Delegation, 2003-2007

Chair, Republican Caucus, Tennessee State Senate, 2006

Energy and Land Steering Committee, National Association Of Counties Environment, 1997-2000

Commissioner, Shelby County Board of Commissioners, 1994-2000

Chair, Shelby County Board of Commissioners, 1996-1997

Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2018-present

Attorney, Adams and Reese, Limited Liability Partnership

Senior Member, Armstrong Allen, Professional Limited Liability Company, 1987-2018

Confirmed by the United States Senate, Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, October 11, 2018

Nominated by President Donald J. Trump, Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee, January 8, 2018

Associate, Armstrong Allen, 1980-1987

Director, National Ornamental Metal Museum, 2001-present

Trustee, Saint George's Schools Foundation, 2001-present

Secretary, Saint George's High School, 1999-present

Member, Memphis Agricultural Club, 1998-present

Member, Shelby County Farm Bureau, 1998-present

Trustee, The Nature Conservancy, 1998-present

Chair, The MED Foundation, 1992-present

Member, Litigation Practice Group

Member, National Association of Sportsmen Legislators

Member, National Rifle Association (NRA)

Member, Tennessee Farm Bureau, 1998-present

Member, Tennessee Firearms Association

Member, Tennessee Statesmen

Member, Executive Committee, Council of State Governments, 2007

Trustee, Tennessee Historical Society, 2007

Trustee, Saint George's Schools Foundation, 2001-2004

Member, Advisory Board, Junior League, 1998-2000

Member, Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority, 1996-2000

Member, National Conference of Republican County Officials, 1999-2000

Member, West Star, 1999

Member, Goals for Memphis, 1996-1998

Member, Memphis Cook Convention Center, 1996-1997

Director, Tennessee County Commissioners Association, 1996-1997

Director, Boys and Girls Club, Memphis, 1990-1996

Board Member, Buckman Boys Club, 1985-1994

Trustee, Saint George's Day School, 1990-1994

Chair, Saint George's Day School, 1993-1994

President, Buckman Boys Club, 1993

Member, Leadership Memphis, 1991

President, The Phoenix, Incorporated, 1989-1990

Member, The Phoenix, Incorporated, 1980-1990

Awards:

American Conservative Union Conservative Excellence Award, 2016;
Distinguished Service to the States Medal, 2015;
Tennessee Parent-Teacher Association Legislator of the Year, 2014;
AMVETS (American Veterans) Silver Bayonet Award, 2014;
Tennessee Association for Justice Legislator of the Year, 2014;
National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business, 2013;
Memphis Medical Society Legislative Award, 2009;
National Federation of Independent Business Tennessee Guardian of Small Business Award, 2008;
Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Legislator of the Year Award, 2008;
County Officials Association of Tennessee Outstanding State Senator Award, 2008;
National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business, 2008;
Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Legislative Award, 2007;
Tennessee Development District Association Legislator of the Year for the Memphis Area Association of Governments, 2007;
Tennessee Public Transportation Association Legislator of the Year, 2006;
Tennessee Parent-Teacher Association Legislator of the Year, 2005;
Tennessee Development District Association Legislator of the Year, 2005;
Tennessee School Boards Association Legislator of the Year Award, 2004;
Henry Toll Fellowship Award from the Council of State Governments, 2002;
Silver Good Citizenship Medal, Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, 2001;
American Planning Association Award, 2001;
Distinguished Service Award, Shelby County Republican Party Chairman's Award, 2000;
Shelby County Republican Party Chairman's Award, 1998;
Tennessee Parent-Teacher Association Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, 1998;
Phoenix Old Timer's Award for Community Service, 1997;
Sierra Club Award for Environmental Achievement, 1996;
Ira Samelson Distinguished Service Award, Boys and Girls Club, 1994;

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