Cotton, Norris, 1900-1989

Cotton, Norris, 1900-1989



  • Existence: 1900 - 1989


Norris Cotton was born on May 11, 1900 in Warren, New Hampshire. He served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1923. After attending George Washington University Law School he beame a lawyer, practising in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Cotton was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives again in 1943, and served as majority leader that year and as Speaker from 1945 to 1947. In 1946, Cotton was elected to the United States House of Representatives from New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district for the first time. He served until 1954, when he ran for a seat in the United States Senate from New Hampshire in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of incumbent Senator Charles W. Tobey. He was elected to a full term in 1956, reelected twice and served in the Senate until 1975. Cotton died on February 24, 1989.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

To Edward M. Bradley, Letter

Mss 980578
Identifier: Mss 980578
Date(s): 1980-10-28

Cotton's letter of thanks to Dartmouth Classics Professor Ed Bradley for organizing a N.H. Council for the Humanities conference.