NORCROSS, Amasa, (1824 - 1898)


NORCROSS, Amasa, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Rindge, Cheshire County, N.H., January 26, 1824; attended the common schools and Appleton Academy, New Ipswich, N.H.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Worcester, Mass.; member of the Massachusetts house of representatives in 1858, 1859, and again in 1862; assessor of internal revenue from August 1862 until May 1873, when the office was abolished; mayor of the city of Fitchburg, Mass., in 1873 and 1874; served in the State senate in 1874; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; resumed the practice of law; died in Paris, France, April 2, 1898, while on a visit to his daughter; interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, Worcester County, Mass.