Robert Eaton (politician)
|Robert Barry Eaton|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta|
March 25, 1913 – July 18, 1921
|Preceded by||New District|
|Succeeded by||Gordon Forster|
|Born||August 5, 1871
Truro, Nova Scotia
|Died||June 13, 1964
Sidney, British Columbia
|Political party||provincial Liberal|
|Occupation||farmer, service man and politician|
|Years of service||1914-1917|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Robert Barry Eaton (August 5, 1871 – June 13, 1964) was a farmer, service man and provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1913 to 1921.
Eaton ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature for the first time in the 1921 Alberta general election. He defeated former Conservative leader and MLA Albert Robertson in a closely contested race.
Eaton was acclaimed to his second term in the 1917 Alberta general election under section 38 of the Elections Act. The section stipulated that an incumbent member may not be challenged and returned automatically in his district if he is involved with the Canadian Forces overseas in World War I.
Eaton attempted to run for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal candidate in the 1925 Canadian federal election in the electoral district of Acadia. He would be defeated by Incumbent member Robert Gardiner finishing second in the three way race.
- "Hand Hills Official Results 1913 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Hand Hills Official Results 1917 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Hand Hills Official Results 1921 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
- "Acadia results". Parliament of Canada. October 29, 1925. Retrieved May 9, 2010.