Born in Troy, Missouri, Norton attended the common schools and the St. Louis (Missouri) University, where he took a classical course. He was graduated from the law department of Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, in 1870. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Troy, Missouri.
Norton was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in St. Louis, Missouri, March 15, 1918. He was interred in City Cemetery, Troy, Missouri.
Wipo Publishes Patent of Oceaneering International Services, Fraser Hynd Thomson, Richard Henry Norton for "Umbilical Hose with Improved Cyclic Ovalisation Resistance" (British Inventors)
Dec 29, 2012; GENEVA, Dec. 29 -- Publication No. WO/2012/172289 was published on Dec. 20.Title of the invention: "UMBILICAL HOSE WITH IMPROVED...