Richard Henry Norton

Richard Henry Norton ( born November 6, 1849 in Troy, Lincoln County, Missouri, † March 15, 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1889 and 1893 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Richard Norton attended the common schools and studied at the Saint Louis University after that. After a subsequent law degree from Washington University and his 1870 was admitted as a lawyer in Troy, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1888 Norton was in the seventh election district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John E. Hutton on March 4, 1889. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1893 two legislative sessions. In 1892 he was not re-elected. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Norton practiced as a lawyer again. He was also engaged in farming. He died on 15 March 1918 in St. Louis, and was buried in Troy.