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Richard Henry NORTON

(1849-1918)

NORTON, Richard Henry, a Representative from Missouri; born in Troy, Lincoln County, Mo., November 6, 1849; attended the common schools and the St. Louis (Mo.) University, where he took a classical course; was graduated from the law department of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1870; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Troy, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in St. Louis, Mo., March 15, 1918; interment in City Cemetery, Troy, Mo.

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

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