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Gwendolyn Patricia Adams Weds Peter Norton

May 30, 2007 – Alton and Patricia Adams announce the marriage of their daughter, Gwendolyn Patricia Adams, and Peter Norton on May 19. The ceremony was officiated by Henry Louis Gates Jr. PhD, chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University at the Old Whaling Church, Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Alton A. Adams Jr. The matron of honor was Satrice Adams, the bride's niece and best man was John Norton, the groom's brother.
Peter Norton is an American software publisher, author and philanthropist. A native of Aberdeen, Washington, he is a graduate of Reed College, Portland, Ore. He produced a popular tool to retrieve erased data for DOS disks, which was followed by several other tools that are collectively known as Norton Utilities. He, along with Norton Utilities, produced Norton Commander, a very popular file managing tool for DOS; Norton Guides, a TSR program that shows reference information for assembly language and other IBM PC internals; and Norton Editor, a programmer's text editor.
He is the president of the Peter Norton Family Foundation. He also serves on the boards of the California Institute of the Arts, Reed College, Crossroads School, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Cal Tech, the Whitney Museum of Art and Acorn Technologies.
Gwendolyn is a graduate of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic High School and was in the first early admissions class of the College of the Virgin Islands. She transferred to the College of William and Mary where she earned her degree in Urban Planning. She immediately started her career in banking with First Union of Georgia and finally as senior vice president in charge of the business-banking segment for the northeast with Wachovia Bank, New York City.
In the interim, Gwen served as Commissioner of Finance, Government of the Virgin Islands; and Senior Vice President, Banco Popular of Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.
She presently serves on the boards of the Visiting Nurses of New York, the Faith Center for Community Development, and Aid to Artisans, an International non-governmental organization. Gwen is also serving as a consultant to the United Nations Office for International Partnerships.
The couple will reside in New York City.

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