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Horace Eaton

  • Birth 22 Jun 1804 Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 4 Jul 1855 Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Enosburg Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 13063497

Governor of Vermont. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1825 and Castleton Medical College in 1828, teaching school to pay his tuition. Eaton practiced medicine in Enosburg and also served in local offices, including Town Clerk. A Whig, he served in the Vermont Senate in 1837, and again from 1839 to 1842. Eaton was then elected Lieutenant Governor, serving from 1843 to 1846, and Governor, serving from from 1846 to 1848. As Governor, Eaton was an active opponent of the Mexican War. He also played a key role in creating the post of state Superintendent of Public Instruction, and from 1846 to 1850 was the first person to hold the position. Eaton was a Professor at Middlebury College from 1848 to 1854, and a Delegate to the 1848 state constitutional convention.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 18 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13063497
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Eaton (22 Jun 1804–4 Jul 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13063497, citing Enosburgh Center Cemetery, Enosburg Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .