Elijah Hise Norton

Elijah Hise Norton ( born November 21, 1821 in Russellville, Logan County, Kentucky; † August 6, 1914 in Platte City, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1861 and 1863 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elijah Norton attended the common schools and Centre College in Danville. After a subsequent law degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, and his 1845 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Platte City in this profession. In 1850, Norton was district attorney; 1852-1860 he was a district judge.

Politically, Norton member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1860 he was in the fourth electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James Graig on March 4, 1861. Since he has not been confirmed in 1862, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1863. This was marked by the events of the Civil War.

In 1875, Norton was a delegate to a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Missouri. From 1876 to 1879 he served as judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri; thereafter he practiced as a lawyer again. Elijah Norton died on August 6, 1914 in Platte City, where he was also buried.