Eben Newton

Eben Newton ( born October 16, 1795 in Goshen, Litchfield County, Connecticut, † November 6, 1885 in Canfield, Ohio ) was an American politician of the United States Whig party. Of 4 March 1851 to 3 March 1853 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Newton was born in Goshen. In 1814 he moved with his parents to Ohio, where he was first employed in agriculture war.Anschließend he studied law. In 1823 he was admitted to the bar. He practiced henceforth in Canfield. From 1842 to 1851 Newton was a member of the State Senate. Between 1844 and 1851 he also worked as a judge in the civil service of Ohio.

From 1851 to 1853 he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He represented the 19th District of Ohio there. A re-election he did not succeed. Between 1856 and 1859 he was president of a small railway company in Ohio. Newton sat 1862-1864 again in the state Senate. Then he withdrew from politics and worked as a lawyer and then on again Farmer.

Newton died in 1885 age of 90 in Canfield. He was buried at the Canfield Village Cemetery. 1826 Newton married Mary Church. They had four children, one son and three daughters.