Norman W. Mosher died peacefully on June 28, 2016 at Goodwin House Bailey”s Crossroads, Falls Church, Virginia. He is survived by his wife Marcie; and children David (Ann) and Beth (Eike); grandchildren, Tom, Emily, Molly, Adam and Garland.
Norman was born in Portland, Maine, in 1922 and grew up in Belfast, Maine. He attended the University of Maine and, after graduating in 1943, served in the U.S. Army. He was one of the few in his unit who was not captured, wounded, or killed as the group made its way from Cherbourg, France to Czechoslovakia by the war”s end.
Norman returned to do graduate work in economics and International Relations at the University of Maine and then the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He worked in the Office of Intelligence and Research in the U.S. State Department before helping to found Associates for International Research.
After receiving a Ford Grant to conduct economic research in Ghana, West Africa, he worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He served with the U.S. Aid Mission in Nigeria and then with the American Delegation to the Asian Development Bank in Manila, the Philippines. For his work he travelled widely in West Africa and Southeast Asia.
Norman was a devoted reader and enjoyed sailing, camping, canoeing and following political issues. In retirement he learned new woodworking skills and designed and built furniture.