Richard Henry Norton

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Richard Henry Norton
Richard Henry Norton (Missouri Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by John E. Hutton
Succeeded by John T. Heard
Personal details
Born (1849-11-06)November 6, 1849
Troy, Missouri
Died March 15, 1918(1918-03-15) (aged 68)
St. Louis, Missouri
Political party Democratic
Profession lawyer

Richard Henry Norton (November 6, 1849 – March 15, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

Born in Troy, Missouri, Norton attended the common schools and the St. Louis (Missouri) University, where he took a classical course. He graduated from the law school of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1870. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Troy, Missouri.

Norton was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He died in St. Louis, Missouri, March 15, 1918. He was interred in City Cemetery, Troy, Missouri.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Hutton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Missouri's 7th congressional district

Succeeded by
John T. Heard