|18th Governor of Vermont|
October 9, 1846 – October 1848
|Preceded by||William Slade|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Coolidge|
June 22, 1804|
|Died||July 4, 1855
|Profession||doctor / professor / politician|
Eaton was born in Barnard, Vermont on June 22, 1804. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1825, taught at Middlebury Academy for two years, then moved to Enosburg, a village in Berkshire, Vermont, where his father practiced medicine. He studied with his father and in Castleton Medical College; graduated in 1828, and joined his father's practice. He was married twice; to Cordelia H. Fuller and they had two children; and to Edna Palmer.
Eaton served as the eighteenth governor of Vermont from 1846 to 1848. He was a delegate to the state Constitutional Convention in 1848. During his administration, he opposed the admission of slave states to the Union and to the Mexican War.
Eaton played a key role in the creation of the state Superintendent of Public Instruction position, and he was the first one to hold it, serving from 1845 to 1850. In 1848 he was appointed professor of chemistry and natural history at Middlebury, and held the chair until 1855.
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