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Eaton, John Henry, 1790-1856

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Personal name headingEaton, John Henry, 1790-1856
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Variant(s)Eaton, Mr. (John Henry), 1790-1856
See alsoFlorida. Governor (1834-1836 : Eaton)
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Birth date1790-06-18
Death date1856-11-17
Place of birthHalifax County (N.C.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationTennessee. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1792-1828)
United States. War Department
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers Cabinet officers Diplomats Governors
Found inHis To Chandler Price, chairman, 1826: t.p. (John H. Eaton, Esq. of the United States Senate)
LC in RLIN, 2/12/87 (hdg.: Eaton, John Henry, 1790-1856)
MWA/NAIP files (usage: John Henry Eaton; John H. Eaton; Mr. Eaton)
Wikipedia, Apr. 12, 2007
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website, viewed October 27, 2016 (Eaton, John Henry, a Senator from Tennessee; born near Scotland Neck, Halifax County, N.C., June 18, 1790; attended the common schools and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1803 and 1804; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Franklin, Tenn.; member, State house of representatives 1815-1816; appointed in 1818 and subsequently elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell and served from September 5, 1818, to March 3, 1821; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Senate in September 1821, and as a Jacksonian in 1826 and served from September 27, 1821, until March 9, 1829, when he resigned to accept a Cabinet position; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Twentieth Congress); appointed Secretary of War by President Andrew Jackson and served from 1829 to 1831, when he resigned; Governor, Territory of Florida 1834-1836; Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain 1836-1840; died in Washington, D.C., November 17, 1856; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.)
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