Norman Rond HAMILTON, Congress, VA (1877-1964)


HAMILTON, Norman Rond, a Representative from Virginia; born in Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Va., November 13, 1877; attended the public and high schools; newspaper reporter in Norfolk 1895-1914; publisher of the Portsmouth (Va.) Star from 1917 until merged with Norfolk Ledger in 1955; collector of customs of Virginia 1914-1922; chairman of the Port War Board of Hampton Roads 1916-1918; served as neutrality enforcement officer prior to the entrance of the United States in the First World War; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1928, 1932, 1952, and 1960; trustee of Virginia State Teachers’ College 1922-1926; appointed in 1933 as receiver at Washington, D.C., of five District of Columbia insolvent banks, resigning in June 1936; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth Congress (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1939); 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.; died in Norfolk, Va., March 26, 1964; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present