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date: 30 March 2020

Simon, Norton Winfredlocked

(05 February 1907–02 June 1993)
  • Edward L. Lach, Jr.


Simon, Norton Winfred (05 February 1907–02 June 1993), business executive and art collector, was born in Portland, Oregon, the son of Myer Simon, a department store owner, and Lillian Glickman. After receiving his early education in his hometown, he completed high school in San Francisco, where he moved in 1921 with his father and two sisters following his mother’s death and the collapse of his father’s business. He began his business career while he was still in high school, wholesaling paper products. He relocated to Los Angeles at age sixteen and joined an export concern. In 1923 he entered the University of California at Berkeley but dropped out after only a few weeks....

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