Patrick Daniel Norton

Patrick Daniel Norton May 17, 1876 – October 14, 1953 was a US Representative from North Dakota with the Republican Party

Born in Ishpeming, Michigan, Norton moved with his parents to Ramsey County, North Dakota in 1883 where he attended public schools He graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1897, and studied law at the UND Law School He was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Devils Lake He served as the superintendent of the schools of Ramsey County from 1905 to 1907, and as the Chief Clerk of the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1907 and 1908 He moved to Hettinger, North Dakota, in 1907 and served as prosecuting attorney of Adams County from 1907 to 1911 He became known as a statewide politician when he served as Secretary of State of North Dakota from 1911 to 1912

Norton was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919 He did not seek re-election in 1918 After leaving the House, he moved to Mandan, North Dakota in 1919 and engaged in farming, livestock raising, banking, and the practice of law He served as the National bank receiver at Brookings, South Dakota from 1924 to 1927 He moved to Minot, North Dakota in 1927, and served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928 He married Louise Fitzgerald He had two sons, James Gerald July 7, 1929 - May 4, 2002 and John Thomas October 12, 1926 - January 2, 2009 He had six grandchildren, Susan Gail Nolte-Atkins, Mary Katherine Jenkins, Joan Annette Bissett, Julie Marie Reiser-LaSerre, Nancy Kay Hart-Elmer and Julie Ann He died in Minot on October 14, 1953, and was interred in Rosehill Cemetery He had 10 great-grandchildren Krystal Hart, Whitney Irene Nolte August 23, 1989, James Hunter Jenkins Jan 1, 1991, Michael Norton Jenkins April 30, 1993, Katy K Nolte Sept 23, 1993, Carlee Alexis Bissett February 12, 1997, Katelyn Ashley Jenkins February 15, 1997, John Cameron Jenkins June 19, 1998, Emma Kay Reiser April 22, 2002, Dakota Elaine LaSerre April 15, 2011


  • United States Congress "Patrick Daniel Norton id: N000156" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 
Political offices
Preceded by
Alfred Blaisdell
Secretary of State of North Dakota
Succeeded by
Thomas Hall
US House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the US House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 3rd congressional district

1913 – 1919
Succeeded by
James H Sinclair

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