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New NH marker honors former Sen. Norris Cotton

July 17, 2012
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WARREN, N.H.—There's a new historic marker in Warren, N.H., that honors native son Norris Cotton, the former U.S. senator and congressman.

The state marker stands in front of the Warren town offices. It was unveiled recently during Warren's Old Home Days festival.

Cotton was born in Warren in 1900. He was elected to the state Legislature in 1922. In 1946, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served there until 1954, when he won a Senate election. He served in the Senate until 1975. Cotton died in 1989.

The Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon is named for him.

The marker says Cotton's humble beginnings, rise to power and consistent connection to New Hampshire's people embodied an American way of life.

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