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Athletic Hall of Fame

John Norris

John Norris


At Rochester:

  • A three-year both-ways starter on the football team and a two-year starter for the baseball team at Rochester
  • A repeat game-co-captain for both squads
  • In football, he started both ways, as a guard, with a high blocking percentage, and as a defensive end, with a high tackling percentage
  • An Honorable Mention ECAC Player of the Week during the peak of his football career
  • In baseball, he was a left fielder and cleanup hitter for the Yellowjackets. 
  • At the peak of his baseball career, he was ranked third nationally in extra-base hits and was awarded Honorable Mention NCAA Player of the Week


  • Earned his JD and MBA degrees from Harvard and Cornell
  • A Former Principal Deputy Commissioner and COO (2nd-in-Command) of the US FDA in Washington, D.C.
  • Currently Chief Executive Officer of Health Discovery Corporation, a software developer located in Boston
  • Until recently, he taught healthcare policy and management at Harvard University, and was Founder and Faculty-Editor-in-Chief (CEO) of the American Journal of Law & Medicine
  • The first Chairman of the Board of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and was given its Lifetime Membership Award
  • Served a five-year term on the UofR’s Trustees Council and served as President of the U of R’s Greater Boston Alumni Council
  • Resides on a small farm in Hanson, Massachusetts with his wife, Kate. They have five children.