NORTON, Richard Henry, (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.