David Heaton

David Heaton ( born March 10, 1823 in Hamilton, Ohio, † June 25 1870 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1868 and 1870 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


David Heaton attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. At the same time he embarked on a political career. In 1855 he was elected to the Senate of Ohio. In 1857 he moved to the now belonging to Minneapolis St. Anthony Falls in Minnesota. Between 1858 and 1863 he sat in the local state Senate. Politically, Heaton member of the Republican Party, founded in 1854. In 1863 he joined the staff of the Federal Ministry of Finance. In this capacity, he was sent to New Bern was occupied by Union troops North Carolina. In the following years he remained in that State.

1867 took Heaton as a delegate at a convention to revise the constitution of his new home state part. After the re- admission of North Carolina to the Union, he was elected in the second district in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he took up his new mandate on 15 July 1868. After confirmation from the regular congressional elections of 1868 he was able to remain until his death on June 25, 1870 in Congress. At the time of his death he was nominated for the following midterm elections for re-election. David Heaton was chairman of the Committee on coins, weights and measures.