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Label
1922-1939
Inclusive dates
1922-1939
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1922-1939, of Norman R. Hamilton (1877-1964) of Portsmouth, Virginia, and Congressman representing the Hampton Roads area, consisting of correspondence, clippings, speeches, invitations, requests and other materials concerning agriculture, appointments to the military academies, banks and banking, civil service commerce, legislation before Congress, requests from constituents, the United States Navy and the Norfolk Navy Yard, labor and unions, the state and national Democratic party, and the reorganization of the United States Supreme Court, as well as other state and national political issues. Papers also cover Hamilton's successful race for Congress in 1936 and his unsuccessful reelection bid in 1938
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Biographical or historical data
Norman Rond Hamilton was born 13 November 1877 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1895, and went to work at the Norfolk PUBLIC LEDGER, where he worked his way up to reporter. Hamilton eventually became clerk of the Portsmouth School Board. In 1914, he was appointed collector of customs for the port of Hampton Roads and from 1916 to 1918, he was chairman of the Port War Board. In 1917, Hamilton held an interest in the corporation which purchased the Portsmouth STAR. In 1924, he bought control of the newspaper, becoming its editor. In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945) appointed him receiver for banks in the District of Columbia closed by the Depression. Hamilton was elected to the United States Congress in 1936 but lost his reelection bid in 1938. He focussed on state politics and opposed the Byrd organization in Virginia. In 1955 he sold the STAR which merged with the Norfolk LEDGER-DISPATCH to become the LEDGER-STAR. Hamilton served as director of the American National Bank and as vice president of the Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association. He was an executive with the VIRGINIAN-PILOT and LEDGER-STAR. Hamilton married Adelaide Etheridge (ca. 1877-ca. 1968) 10 October 1901, and they had two sons. Hamilton died 26 March 1964 in Portsmouth, and was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
25.35
Immediate source of acquisition
Burgess, Dean, Assistant Librarian
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000494384
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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