Fred B. Norman

Fred Barthold Norman (* March 21, 1882 in Martinsville, Clark County, Illinois; † 18 April 1947, Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1943 and 1945, and again in 1947 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Born on a farm Fred Norman attended the public schools of his home including the Martinsville High School. In 1901 he moved to Lebam in Washington State. He worked there until 1921, among others, as a farmer, lumberjack, in saw mills or shipyards. Since 1922 he worked in the tobacco and confectionery trade. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party.

Between 1916 and 1918 he sat in the council of Raymond; 1919-1920 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Washington. After that he belonged 1925-1935 to the State Senate. In the congressional elections in 1942 Norman was in the third constituency of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats Martin F. Smith on January 3, 1943. Since he has not been confirmed in 1944, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1945. This was marked by the events of the Second World War. 1946, to Norman to win back his seat in the House of Representatives and replace the Democrats Charles R. Savage, who was two years earlier become his successor, again. Norman's term began on 3 January 1947. He died only a few months later, on 18 April of the same year, and was buried in Menlo.