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Anthony Banning Norton

Anthony Banning Norton
Full Name: Anthony Banning Norton
Birth date: May 15, 1821
Death date: December 31, 1893

Terms of Service

  • House, 8th (3) Legislature
    11/7/1859 - 11/4/1861
     
  • House, 7th (1) (4) Legislature
    11/2/1857 - 11/7/1859
     
  • House, 6th (2) Legislature
    11/5/1855 - 11/2/1857
     
(1) 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 .
(2) A.N. Norton. House Journal .
(3) "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 .
(4) 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 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Portrait and obituary, "Judge A.B. Norton," 1/2/1894, p. 7. Galveston Daily News .
  • NORTON, ANTHONY BANNING (1821-1893). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, "Knox County Authors." Knox County Historical Society 2009.
  • 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.
  • Anthony Banning Norton. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide 2002.
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. TXGenWeb Project .
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