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Miner Gibbs NORTON

(1857-1926)

NORTON, Miner Gibbs, a Representative from Ohio; born in Andover, Ashtabula County, Ohio, May 11, 1857; attended the public schools, the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, and Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio; was graduated from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, in 1878 and from the law department of Yale College in 1880; was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio; director of law of Cleveland, Ohio 1895-1899; chairman of the Republican State executive committee in the early nineties; United States appraiser for the northern district of Ohio 1905-1909; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Cleveland; appointed by President Coolidge collector of customs at Cleveland on February 7, 1925, and served until his death in Cleveland, Ohio, September 7, 1926; interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio.

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

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