Norton P. Otis

Norton P. Otis
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – February 20, 1905
Preceded byWilliam Henry Draper
Succeeded byJohn Emory Andrus
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Westchester County, 1st district
In office
January 1, 1884 – December 31, 1884
Preceded byEdwin R. Keyes
Succeeded byCharles P. McClelland
Personal details
Born(1840-03-18)March 18, 1840
Halifax, Vermont
DiedFebruary 20, 1905(1905-02-20) (aged 64)
Westchester County, New York
Political partyRepublican

Norton Prentiss Otis (March 18, 1840 – February 20, 1905) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


Otis was born in Halifax, Vermont. His father was Elisha Otis, inventor of the safety elevator and a descendant of the Otis family that is counted among the Boston Brahmin families. He attended public schools in Halifax, Albany, Hudson, and Yonkers, New York. In his early youth, he entered into business with his father and engaged in the manufacture of elevators for nearly fifty years.

He served as mayor of Yonkers from 1880 to 1882. He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Westchester Co., 1st D.) in 1884. He served as president of the New York State Commission to the Exposition Universelle of 1900. He served as president of St. John's Riverside Hospital of Yonkers. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1900 to the 57th United States Congress.

Otis was elected as a Republican to the 58th United States Congress and representing New York's 19th congressional district from March 4, 1903, until his death in Westchester County, New York on February 20, 1905. He was interred at Oakland Cemetery. He also was related to Amelia Earhart.

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New York Assembly
Preceded by
Henry W. Keyes
New York State Assembly
Westchester County, 1st District

Succeeded by
Charles P. McClelland
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Henry Draper
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district

March 4, 1903 – February 20, 1905
Succeeded by
John Emory Andrus