Norman High (15 June 1913-4 Dec. 1974) was born in Lincoln County, Ontario. High was the son of Alfred and Alda Culp High and the great grandson of Daniel Hoch
. He studied at Ontario Agricultural College (BSA, 1940) and Cornell University (MS, 1941; PhD, 1950) in the fields of education
, rural sociology, and agricultural economics. He was said to be the first member of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario and Quebec to obtain a PhD degree. High married Eleanor H. Young in 1945. High was a professor and administrator at Ontario Agricultural College (1946-61), the first Dean of Arts at the University of Waterloo (1961-67), professor of adult education at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Professor of Sociology at the University of Waterloo (1971-74). He served on the Conrad Grebel College
board of directors from its inception (1961) to his death, and was acting president of the college in 1972. He was on founding committees for both Conrad Grebel College (1960) and Rockway Mennonite School (1944).
Obituaries in Kitchener-Waterloo Record (5 December 1974): 39; and Gospel Herald (31 December 1974).
High, J. Hampton. Hoch-High Family in America: A Record of Some Hoch Immigrants and Their Descendents. N.p.: Hoch-High Family Reunion, 1962: B-11 - B-15.
Norman H. High Papers and other records in Mennonite Archives of Ontario, Conrad Grebel University College.
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Steiner, Sam. (1990). High, Norman (1913-1974). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 March 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=High,_Norman_(1913-1974)&oldid=100081.
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