Horace Eaton

Horace Eaton ( born June 22, 1804 in Barnard, Windsor County, Vermont; † July 4, 1855 in Middlebury, Vermont ) was an American politician and 1846-1848 Governor of the State of Vermont.

Early years and political rise

Horace Eaton attended until 1825, the Middlebury College. Then he studied until 1828 at the Castleton Medical College medicine. After his medical studies, he worked as a physician in the practice of his father in Enosburgh. In the meantime, he also worked as a teacher. Politically, he was a member of the Whig party. In his hometown, he held several local offices in the city administration. Between 1829 and 1830, and 1835-1836 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Vermont. In 1837 and from 1839 to 1843 he was a member of the State Senate.

Governor of Vermont and other CV

In 1843, Eaton was elected vice- governor of his state. This office he held until 1846. This year he was nominated by his party's top candidate for the upcoming gubernatorial election. The outcome of the election was very close and the decision once again had to take the state legislature. This process took place in the 1830s and 1840s in Vermont more often from. The legislative certain Eaton as the new governor. This came to this office on 9 October 1846. After a re-election a year later he was able to stay in this position until 1 October 1848. Governor Eaton was an opponent of the annexation of Texas and the Mexican-American War. As an opponent of slavery, he was also against the admission of new states into the Union where slavery should be allowed. On the issue of Prohibition, the governor pushed through a referendum that would decide whether for traders of alcoholic beverages appropriate licenses should be issued.

In 1848, Eaton was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. After he retired from politics. From 1848 to 1854 he was a teacher of chemistry and scientific history in Middlebury. Horace Eaton died on American national holiday, July 4, 1855. He was married twice and had two children.