NORTON, Mary Teresa, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Jersey City, N.J., March
7, 1875; attended parochial schools and the Jersey City High School; was
graduated from Packard Business College, New York City, in 1896; president of
the Queens Daughters Day Nursery Association of Jersey City 1916-1927;
appointed to represent Hudson County on the State Democratic committee in 1920;
elected a member of that committee in 1921 and served as vice chairman
1921-1931 and as chairman 1932-1935; also served as vice chairman of the Hudson
County Democratic Committee; elected county freeholder in 1922; delegate at
large to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1940,
1944, and 1948; delegate to International Labor Conference at Paris, France, in
1945; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-ninth and to the twelve succeeding
Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1951); chairwoman, Committee on District
of Columbia (Seventy-second through Seventy-fifth Congresses), Committee on
Labor (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Memorials
(Seventy-seventh Congress), Committee on House Administration (Eighty-first
Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1950; consultant, Womens
Advisory Committee on Defense Manpower, Department of Labor, 1951 and 1952;
died in Greenwich, Conn., August 2, 1959; interment in Holy Name Cemetery,
Jersey City, N.J.
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Maureen. Mary Norton: A Grand Girl. Journal of the Rutgers University
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