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Anthony Banning Norton Anthony Banning Norton
Full Name: Anthony Banning Norton
Date of birth: May 15, 1821
Date of death: December 31, 1893

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19 Nov 7, 1859 - Nov 4, 1861 8th (1)     Malakoff / Henderson   Henderson, Kaufman
H 19 Nov 2, 1857 - Nov 7, 1859 7th (2) (3)     Athens / Henderson   Henderson, Kaufman
H 67 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th (4)     Malakoff / Starr   Starr
(1) "In April 1860 two seemingly unrelated meetings of Unionists occurred . . . The newly created Constitutional Union party met in the Tyler courthouse to nominate delegates to that party's national convention. A.M. Gentry, . . . Anthony Bannon Norton, Benjamin Holland Epperson, and Lemuel D. Evans, completed a quartet made up of two Whigs, a Know-Nothing, and a Union Democrat. "Origins of Early Texas Republican Party Leadership," Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 444. Journal of Southern History.
(2) Norton "was elected a representative in the Texas legislature from Henderson and Kaufman counties in 1857 and 1859 as a Know-Nothing." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Norton is not included on list of "Texas Know Nothing Leaders with a Summary of Biographical Data Taken from the . . . United States Eighth Census, 1860." The Know Nothing Party was active at the state level in Texas in 1855 and 1856. "By 1857 the party had virtually disappeared in Texas." "An Analysis of the Texas Know Nothings," Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 414-423. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
(4) A.N. Norton. House Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Knox County Authors." Knox County Historical Society, 2009.
  • Anthony Banning Norton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait and obituary, "Judge A.B. Norton," 1/2/1894, p. 7. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in "The Constitutional Union Party in Texas," Vol. 82, No. 3, p. 240-241, 247-248. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Portrait. Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature, 1860.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project.
  • NORTON, ANTHONY BANNING (1821-1893). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Anthony Banning Norton, 8th Legislature, Texas Album of the Eighth Legislature
  • Committee Informationtop
    8th R.S. - 1859
    Claims and Accounts  
    Education  
    Joint Indian Affairs  
    Public Lands  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    7th R.S. - 1857
    County Boundaries  
    Finance  
    Public Buildings  
    6th R.S. - 1855
    Indian Affairs  
    Protection of Western Frontier, Select  
    Public Buildings  
    Public Lands  
    State Affairs  
    Surveying Public Lands, Select  
     

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