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Miner Gibbs Norton (May 11, 1857 – September 7, 1926) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Miner Gibbs Norton
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byCharles A. Mooney
Succeeded byCharles A. Mooney
Personal details
Born(1857-05-11)May 11, 1857
Andover, Ohio
DiedSeptember 7, 1926(1926-09-07) (aged 69)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting placeOakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Alma materNational Normal University
Baldwin-Wallace College
Mount Union College
Yale Law School

Born in Andover, Ohio, Norton attended the public schools, the National Normal University, Lebanon, Ohio, and Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio. He graduated from Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, in 1878 and from the law department of Yale College in 1880. He was admitted to the bar in the latter year and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio. He served as director of law of Cleveland, Ohio 1895-1899. He served as chairman of the Republican State executive committee in the early nineties. United States appraiser for the northern district of Ohio 1905-1909.

Norton was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Cleveland. He was appointed by President Coolidge collector of customs at Cleveland on February 7, 1925, and served until his death in Cleveland, Ohio, September 7, 1926. He was interred in Oakdale Cemetery, Jefferson, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "Miner G. Norton (id: N000154)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles A. Mooney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 20th congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles A. Mooney