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Norman R. Hamilton

Norman Rond Hamilton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1939
Preceded by Colgate Darden
Succeeded by Colgate Darden
Personal details
Born (1877-11-13)November 13, 1877
Portsmouth, Virginia
Died March 26, 1964(1964-03-26) (aged 86)
Norfolk, Virginia
Resting place Portsmouth, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Profession journalist, civil servant

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


Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Hamilton attended the public and high schools. Newspaper reporter in Norfolk 1895-1914. He was publisher of the Portsmouth (Virginia) Star from 1917 until merged with Norfolk Ledger in 1955. He served as collector of customs of Virginia 1914-1922. He served as chairman of the Port War Board of Hampton Roads 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 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 history


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 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
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