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Norman R. Hamilton

Norman Rond Hamilton (November 13, 1877 – March 26, 1964) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia.

Norman Rond Hamilton
Norman Rond Hamilton (November 13, 1877 - March 26, 1964) in 1916.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Preceded byColgate Darden
Succeeded byColgate Darden
Personal details
Born(1877-11-13)November 13, 1877
Portsmouth, Virginia
DiedMarch 26, 1964(1964-03-26) (aged 86)
Norfolk, Virginia
Resting placePortsmouth, Virginia
Political partyDemocratic
Professionjournalist, civil servant


Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hamilton attended the public and high schools. Newspaper reporter in Norfolk in 1895–1914. He was publisher of the Portsmouth (Virginia) Star from 1917 until it merged with the Norfolk Ledger in 1955. He served as collector of customs of Virginia in 1914–1922. He served as chairman of the Port War Board of Hampton Roads in 1916–1918. He served as neutrality enforcement officer prior to the entrance of the United States in the First World War. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1928, 1932, 1952, and 1960. Trustee of Virginia State Teachers' College in 1922–1926. He was appointed in 1933 as receiver at Washington, D.C., of five District of Columbia insolvent banks, resigning in June 1936.

Hamilton was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938 and for election in 1941 to fill a vacancy in the Seventy-seventh Congress. Executive of the Norfolk-Portsmouth Newspapers, Inc.. He died in Norfolk, Virginia, March 26, 1964. He was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.

Electoral historyEdit


Hamilton was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives defeating Republican Gerould M. Rumble and Communist Alexander Wright, winning 88.68% of the vote.


  • United States Congress. "Norman R. Hamilton (id: H000116)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Colgate Darden
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Colgate Darden