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Patrick Daniel NORTON

(1876-1953)

NORTON, Patrick Daniel, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Ishpeming, Marquette County, Mich., May 17, 1876; moved with his parents to Ramsey County, Dak., in 1883; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks in 1897; studied law at the University of North Dakota; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice at Devils Lake, N.Dak.; superintendent of the schools of Ramsey County 1905-1907; chief clerk of the State house of representatives in 1907 and 1908; moved to Hettinger, Adams County, in 1907; prosecuting attorney of Adams County 1907-1911; secretary of state of North Dakota 1911-1913; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918; moved to Mandan, N.Dak., in 1919 and engaged in farming, livestock raising, banking, and the practice of law; national bank receiver at Brookings, S.Dak., 1924-1927; moved to Minot, N.Dak., in 1927; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928; delegate to Republican State conventions 1920-1940; died in Minot, N.Dak., October 14, 1953; interment in Rosehill Cemetery.

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

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