Patrick Daniel Norton
Patrick Daniel Norton
Patrick D. Norton
|6th North Dakota Secretary of State|
|Preceded by||Alfred Blaisdell|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Hall|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Dakota's 3rd district|
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1919
|Preceded by||District created|
|Succeeded by||James H. Sinclair|
|Born||May 17, 1876|
|Died||October 14, 1953 (aged 77)|
Minot, North Dakota
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.
| Secretary of State of North Dakota
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 3rd congressional district
1913 – 1919
James H. Sinclair