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  Cotton, Norris H.
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NameNorris H. Cotton
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Lebanon, New Hampshire , United States
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Born May 11, 1900
DiedFebruary 24, 1989 (88 years)
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Infoborn on a farm in Warren, Grafton County, N.H., May 11, 1900; attended Phillips Exeter Academy at Exeter, N.H.; was graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1923; editor of the Granite Monthly; clerk of the State senate; aide to United States Senator George Moses; attended the law school of George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; was admitted to the bar in 1928 and commenced practice in Lebanon, N.H.; member, State house of representatives 1923, 1943, 1945, serving as majority leader in 1943 and speaker in 1945; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1947, until his resignation November 7, 1954, having been elected to the United States Senate; elected in 1954 as a Republican to the United States Senate to complete the unexpired term caused by the death of Charles W. Tobey for the term ending January 3, 1957; reelected in 1956, 1962, and again in 1968 and served from November 8, 1954, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; chairman, Republican Conference (1973-75); subsequently appointed to the seat August 8, 1975, to fill the vacancy caused by the contested election of November 5, 1974, and served from August 8, 1975, until September 18, 1975; was a resident of Lebanon, N.H., until his death, February 24, 1989; interment in First Congregational Church Cemetery.


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  08/08/1975 NH US Senate Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/1968 NH US Senate Won 59.29% (+18.59%)
  09/10/1968 NH US Senate - R Primary Won 92.39% (+84.96%)
  11/06/1962 NH US Senate Won 59.71% (+19.42%)
  09/11/1962 NH US Senate - R Primary Won 94.42% (+88.84%)
  11/06/1956 NH US Senate Won 64.07% (+28.14%)
  09/11/1956 NH US Senate - R Primary Won 89.46% (+78.93%)
  11/02/1954 NH US Senate - Special Election Won 60.18% (+20.35%)
  09/14/1954 NH US Senate - Special R Primary Won 40.63% (+8.17%)
  11/04/1952 NH District 2 Won 66.42% (+32.84%)
  11/07/1950 NH District 2 Won 64.46% (+28.92%)
  11/02/1948 NH District 2 Won 57.43% (+15.65%)
  11/05/1946 NH District 2 Won 64.86% (+29.72%)
  08/06/1946 NH District 2 - R Primary Won 44.32% (+19.91%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 15, 1971 R William H. Rehnquist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 09, 1971 D Lewis Franklin Powell, Jr.
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 R G. Harrold Carswell
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 R Clement Furman Haynsworth, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Jun 23, 1969 R Warren E. Burger
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall
NH US President - R Primary - Mar 11, 1952 R Dwight David Eisenhower