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NORTON, Augustus Theodore, clergyman, born in Cornwall, Connecticut, 28 March, 1808; died in Alton, Illinois, 29 April, 1884. He was graduated at Yale in 1832, taught at Catskill. New York, while studying theology, and was licensed by the presbytery of Columbia in September, 1834. After preaching in various churches in Illinois, and in St. Louis, Missouri, where he organized the 2d Presbyterian church, he was installed in February, 1839, as pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church, Alton, Illinois, and remained there about twenty years. In September, 1859, Mr. Norton was active in mission work. In May, 1845, he established the " Presbytery Reporter," and edited and published it for twenty-three years. He was a corporate member of the American board of commissioners for foreign missions, and published a valuable "History of the Presbyterian Church in the State of Illinois " (St. Louis, 1879).
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