John Henry Eaton

John Henry Eaton

Birth
Scotland Neck, Halifax County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Nov 1856 (aged 66)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Plot North Hill, Lot 79
Memorial ID 6653987 · View Source
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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).

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6653987
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : 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 .