Norman D'Amours

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Norman D'Amours
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1985
Preceded byLouis C. Wyman
Succeeded byBob Smith
Personal details
Norman Edward D'Amours

(1937-10-14) October 14, 1937 (age 82)
Holyoke, Massachusetts, U.S
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Helen Elizabeth Manning D'Amours
ChildrenSusan D'Amours
Danielle D'Amours
Norman D'Amours
Alma materAssumption College
Boston University School of Law

Norman Edward D'Amours (born October 14, 1937) is an American Democratic politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire from 1975 to 1985.

Early life[edit]

Born in Holyoke, Hampden County, Massachusetts, D'Amours attended parochial school in Holyoke and High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. He graduated from Assumption College with a B.A. in 1960, and from Boston University School of Law with an L.L.B. in 1963. He was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts in 1963 and in New Hampshire in 1964. He was also admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia. He was a practicing attorney in New Hampshire and served in the United States Army Reserves.


D'Amours served as assistant attorney general for the state of New Hampshire from 1966 to 1969,[1] and as city prosecutor of Manchester, New Hampshire from 1970 to 1972.

D'Amours served during the 94th, 95th, 96th, 97th, and 98th Congresses as United States Representative for the 1st District of New Hampshire from January 3, 1975 to January 3, 1985.[2] During his tenure, he was an active participant on issues related to banking and finance. He ran for the United States Senate in 1984 against Republican incumbent Gordon J. Humphrey and lost with 41%.

President Bill Clinton appointed D'Amours as the chairman of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and he was subsequently unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He served seven years from 1993 to 2000 as chairman of NCUA. This federal government agency has oversight over eleven thousand institutions managing $400 billion in assets.[3]

D'Amours remains active in national politics. He is a partner in Dierman, Wortley, Zola & Associates in Washington, DC.

Family life[edit]

Son of Albert and Edna Delvina (LaPlante) D'Amours, he married Helen Elizabeth Manning, and they had three children, Susan, Danielle, and Norman. He resides in Arlington, Virginia.


  1. ^ New Hampshire; New Hampshire. Office of the Secretary of State. Laws of the State of New Hampshire. Concord, N.H. : Secretary of State of the State of New Hampshire. p. V. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  2. ^ Dodge, Andrew R.; Koed, Betty K. (eds.). Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005: The Continental Congress, September 5, 1774, to October 21, 1788, and the Congress of the United States, from the First Through the One Hundred Eighth Congresses, March 4, 1789, to January 3, 2005, Inclusive. Government Printing Office. p. 915. Retrieved 15 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Norman D'Amours". Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership. Retrieved 15 July 2014.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Louis C. Wyman
U.S. Representative for the 1st District of New Hampshire
January 3, 1975 – January 3, 1985
Succeeded by
Bob Smith