Nelson I. Norton

For the Wisconsin politician, see Nelson R. Norton.
Nelson I. Norton
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Nelson I. Norton, Congressman from New York
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd district
In office
December 6, 1875 – March 3, 1877
Preceded byDistrict re-established
Succeeded byGeorge W. Patterson
New York State Assembly
In office
Personal details
Born(1820-03-30)March 30, 1820
near Salamanca
Great Valley, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 28, 1887(1887-10-28) (aged 67)
Hinsdale, New York, U.S.
Resting placeFarmington Cemetery
Farmington, New Hampshire
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary E. Parker Norton

Nelson Ira Norton (March 30, 1820 – October 28, 1887) was an American politician and a United States Representative from New York.

Early life[edit]

Born near Salamanca, in Great Valley, New York, Norton received a limited education and engaged in agricultural pursuits.


Supervisor of Cattaraugus County in 1860 and 1865–1867, Norton was a Justice of the Peace from 1852 to 1870. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Cattaraugus Co., 1st D.) in 1861 and 1862.

Norton was elected as a Republican to the 44th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative-elect Augustus F. Allen, holding office from December 6, 1875 to March 3, 1877. Afterwards he resumed agricultural pursuits.


Norton died on October 28, 1887 (age 67 years, 7 months, and 28 days). He is interred at the Hinsdale Cemetery, Hinsdale, New York.

Family life[edit]

Norton was the son of Ira and Lucy Perkins Norton.[1] He married Mary E. Parker on February 15, 1847.[2]


  1. ^ "Nelson Ira Norton". Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Nelson I. Norton". 2009 Retrieved 5 March 2014.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Ulysses P. Crane
New York State Assembly
Cattaraugus County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Andrew L. Allen
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District re-established
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 33rd congressional district

Succeeded by
George W. Patterson