Thomas R. Eaton

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Thomas R. Eaton
124th President of the
New Hampshire State Senate
In office
December 4, 2002 – September 9, 2005 (resigned)
Preceded byArthur P. Klemm, Jr.
Succeeded byTheodore Gatsas
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 10th district
In office
November, 1999 – 2006
Preceded byClesson J. Blaisdell[1]
Succeeded byMolly Kelly
Personal details
BornKeene, New Hampshire
Political partyRepublican

Thomas R. Eaton is a New Hampshire businessman and politician who served as a member of and President of the New Hampshire Senate.

Early life[edit]

Eaton was born in Keene and was raised in Stoddard, New Hampshire.


From first through eighth grades Eaton attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Stoddard, New Hampshire. He then went on to Keene High School and to the New England Institute of Anatomy in Boston, Massachusetts. graduated with high honors

Business career[edit]

At the age of seventeen Eaton went to work at the Fletcher Funeral Home in Keene. Over his 34-year career at the Home, Eaton went from being a driver to the Home's president and treasurer. In 2000, after being elected to the New Hampshire Senate, Eaton retired from the Home.

State Senate[edit]

In November 1999 Eaton was elected in a special election for the tenth District of the New Hampshire Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Clesson Blaisdell.[1] This is the same New Hampshire Senate district that Eaton's father Charles Eaton represented from 1959 to 1962.[2] Senator Eaton was named by NH Business Magazine one of the 10 most influential people 3 years in a row.


  1. ^ a b Jimenez, Ralph (December 9, 1999), With Election Defeat, N.H. Democrats Lose Majority in Senate, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Globe, p. B.19.
  2. ^ Kiernan, Laura A. (October 31, 1999), Senate-Passed Income Tax Falls to Earth in House, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Globe, p. 4.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur P. Klemm, Jr.
124th President of the
New Hampshire Senate

December 4, 2002–September 9, 2005
Succeeded by
Theodore Gatsas