Norborne Muir of Roanoke, Va., enlisted in the U.S. Navy Dental Reserve Corps after graduating from the MCV School of Dentistry in 1918. Muir's classmates said this about him: "With each day of association, one learns from this dentist a new idea in dentistry."
After his death in 1974, a bequest set up the Norborne Muir Chair, which supports and maintains the chair of orthodontics. Muir also funded two lectureships, one named in honor of his mother, Eugenia Fuqua Muir; the other for himself. Both lectureships are chosen by the dean.