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Nelson Ira NORTON

(1820-1887)

NORTON, Nelson Ira, a Representative from New York; born near Salamanca, in Great Valley, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., March 30, 1820; received a limited education; engaged in agricultural pursuits; county supervisor of Cattaraugus County 1860 and 1865-1867; justice of the peace 1852-1870; member of the State assembly in 1861 and 1862; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Augustus F. Allen and served from December 6, 1875, to March 3, 1877; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., October 28, 1887; interment in Maplehurst Cemetery.

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

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