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Ebenezer Foote NORTON

(1774-1851)

NORTON, Ebenezer Foote, a Representative from New York; born in Goshen, Litchfield County, Conn., November 7, 1774; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; moved to Buffalo, N.Y., in 1815; attorney for the Niagara Bank; held several local offices; was one of the founders of the original Buffalo Harbor Co. in 1819; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); unsuccessful for reelection in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress; resumed his law practice; died in Buffalo, N.Y., May 11, 1851.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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