Robert Norton, one of three brothers elected to the General Assembly, served in the House of Delegates (1869–1882) and chaired the Committee on
Labor and the Poor during the 1881–1882 session. Norton and his brother Daniel M.
Norton escaped slavery in the mid-1850s. After the American Civil War (1861–1865), Robert Norton settled in Yorktown and carved out a power base
by leading the fraternal society Lone Star. He won his first election to the House of
Delegates in 1869, serving all bu. . .
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