The life and legacy of James A. Nourse

My father was the embodiment of resilience, grounded optimism, tenacity, and service. Dad could be both insensitive and compassionate - a loner and loyal friend - structured and silly – fierce and the life of the party. He miraculously transcended a terrible childhood, significant challenges in his career, a heart attack, and the untimely death of his wife – but he thrived. Childhood Dad was originally named Arne Nordstrom and born in 1926 to immigrants from Northern Europe. His mom Esther was from Finland and came to the US in 1923. As an adult, she worked as a maid. Oscar was from Sweden and arrived in 1917. He was initially in the US Army then became a longshoreman. Dad grew up as an only

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