Norman Goodman, who served for more than four decades as New York County clerk and who many Manhattanites recognize as the name emblazoned on their jury summonses, died on Thursday. He was 95.

In addition to county clerk, Goodman also served as commissioner of jurors, and during his 45-year reign he sent out more than 11 million jury summonses. And while his name likely got many of those recipients to start kvetching, those who worked with him closely say that Goodman was devoted to making prospective jurors more comfortable and more enthusiastic about performing their civic duty.

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