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John Henry Eaton

  • Birth 18 Jun 1790 Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 17 Nov 1856 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot North Hill, Lot 79
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  • Memorial ID 6653987

US Senator, Presidential Cabinet Secretary. He attended the University of North Carolina, (1803-04), studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Franklin, Tennessee. He was a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives, (1815-16). In 1818, he was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George W. Campbell, reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Senate in 1821 and as a Jacksonian in 1826, serving until 1829. He was appointed Secretary of War by President Andrew Jackson, (1829-31). He was Territory of Florida Governor, (1834-36 ands Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Spain, (1836-40).

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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 2 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6653987
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Eaton (18 Jun 1790–17 Nov 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6653987, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .