Eben Newton Edit Profile
Born in Goshen, Connecticut, Newton attended the common schools. He studied law with Darius Lyman and John Sloane.
He moved to Portage County, Ohio, in 1814 and engaged in agricultural pursuits. Newton was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Canfield, Ohio. He was the presiding judge of the court of common pleas from 1844 to 1851.
Newton was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress. He served as president of the Ashtabula & New Lisbon Railroad 1856–1859, and again served in the state senate from 1862 to 1864 during the American Civil War.
He resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He raised beef cattle on farms near Canfield. Newton married Mary Church of Canfield, May 1826.
He made a trip to California, returning with a cold, which led to his death within a month. He died in Canfield, Ohio, on November 6, 1885, and was interred in Canfield Village Cemetery.
Member Ohio Senate, 1842-1851, 62-64. Member United States Ho.