Robert Douglas Heaton

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Robert D. Heaton
Robert D. Heaton (Pennsylvania Congressman).jpg
Harris & Ewing Collection, Library of Congress.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by Robert Emmett Lee
Succeeded by John Reber
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1873-07-01)July 1, 1873
Raven Run, Pennsylvania
Died June 11, 1933(1933-06-11) (aged 59)
Ashland, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

Robert Douglas Heaton (July 1, 1873 – June 11, 1933) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Robert D. Heaton was born in Raven Run, Pennsylvania. He moved to Ashland, Pennsylvania, with his parents in 1886. He attended the Canandaigua Academy in Canandaigua, New York, the New York Military Academy at Cornwall, New York, and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. He is identified with many business enterprises of the State and county.

Heaton was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1910, and was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses. He did not seek renomination in 1918, having become a candidate for the Pennsylvania State Senate.

He was a member of the State Senate from 1919 to 1932. He resumed his former business activities, and served as a member of the board of trustees of the Ashland State Hospital. He died at Ashland, aged 59.

Interment in the family cemetery at Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert E. Lee
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Reber