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Elijah Hise NORTON

(1821-1914)

NORTON, Elijah Hise, a Representative from Missouri; was born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky., November 21, 1821; attended the public schools and Centre College, Danville, Ky.; was graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1842; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Platte City, Mo., in 1845; county attorney in 1850; judge of the circuit court of Missouri 1852-1860; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1875; appointed and subsequently elected as judge of the State supreme court, serving from 1876 to 1879; resumed the practice of law and the care of his estate; died in Platte City, Platte County, Mo., August 6, 1914; interment in Platte City Cemetery.

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

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