Carol "Mickey" Norton
Norton was introduced to the idea of trading by Leo Melamed, who met her at a bridge game in 1964. According to a 2006 interview with Futures Magazine, Melamed told Norton about trading, "and I didn’t know what it was," she said. "I started going once a week to chart for Leo to get a feel for the floor; and we’d play bridge," Norton said. "The idea was I was going to make him a [bridge] Life Master and he was going to make me a trader.” That recollection was echoed by Melamed in his book, "Escape to the Futures." He said he did become a bridge Life Master and he and Norton went on to win many bridge championships together. In the meantime, Norton bought a seat on the IMM for $10,000 and traded both currencies and cattle. 
Carol "Mickey" Norton attended University of Illinois, majoring in math. She has been an active fundraiser for a number of charities, including the Chicago Council of Foreign Relations and the Chicago Cancer Baseball Charities.
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