Eppa L. Norris, 83, who retired as senior vice president of the National Bank of Washington in 1961, and as chairman of Capital City Savings and Loan in 1971, died Thursday at Annapolis General Hospital following a stroke. He had worked in banking for more than 60 years.
Mr. Norris was born in Kensington, Md., where he began at the age of 16 as a clerk. By 1920 he had become treasurer of the old Continental Trust Bank in Washington.
He was president of the old Woodbridge-Langdon Savings and Commercial Bank in 1933 when it merged with several others into the National Bank of Washington.He became assistant vice president and manager of the Northeast branch of National Bank.
Mr. Norris became president of Capital City Savings and Loan Association in 1956, while still working as a vice president at the National Bank. He was elected board chairman of the association in 1965.
He was a charter member and had been a president of Manor County Club and belonged to the Kensington Lodge of the Masons for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Sue G., of the home in Annapolis: two sons, Eppa Jr., of Rockville, and William G., of Kent Island, Md., and one grandchild.