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John Henry Eaton

John Henry Eaton, American senator, secretary of war. member United States Senate from Tennessee, 1818-1829.

Background

  • Eaton, John Henry was born on June 18, 1790 in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. Son of John and Elizabeth Eaton.

  • Education

    • Educated U. North Carolina.

    Career

    • Went to Franklin, Tennessee, 1809. Served in War of 1812. Early supporter and political adviser of Andrew Jackson.

      Member United States Senate from Tennessee, 1818-1829. United States secretary of war in Jackson’s cabinet, 1829-1831. His 2d wife became the center of a battle in Washington society between Jackson forces and their opponents, which contributed to reshuffling of cabinet and Eaton’s resignation, 1829.

      Appointed governor Territory of Florida by Jackson, 1834-1836. United States minister to Madrid, Spain, 1836-1840. An author The Life of Andrew Jackson, Major General in the Service of the United States, 1817.

    Works

    • Author The Life of Andrew Jackson, Major General in the Service of the United States, 1817.

    Membership

    Member United States Senate from Tennessee, 1818-1829.

    Connections

    • Married Myra Lewis; married second, Peggy O’Neill.
    • father: John Eaton
    • mother: Elizabeth Eaton
    • spouses: Myra Lewis
    • Peggy O’Neill.
    John Henry Eaton
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    Died November 17, 1856
    (aged 66)
    Nationality
    • 1815 - 1816
      member, Tennessee House of Representatives
    • 1818
      United States Senate
    • 1821 - 1826
      United States Senate
    • 1826 - 1829
      senator, United States Senate
    • 1834 - 1836
      governor, Florida Territory
    • 1836 - 1840
      minister
      Spain

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