William R. Eaton

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William R. Eaton, Colorado Congressman.

William Robb Eaton (December 17, 1877 – December 16, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado, nephew of Charles Aubrey Eaton.

Born in Pugwash, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, Eaton immigrated to the United States with his parents who settled in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1878, and in Denver, Colorado, in 1881. He attended public and private schools. He was employed as a bank clerk 1889-1901. He engaged as a jobber and wholesaler and in the warehouse business 1901-1909. He served in Troop B, First Squadron Cavalry, National Guard of Colorado from 1898 to 1904. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Denver in 1909. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver, Colorado. He served as deputy district attorney of the second judicial district 1909-1913. He served as member of the State senate 1915-1918 and 1923-1926.

Eaton was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Denver, Colorado, until his death there on December 16, 1942. He was interred in Denver's Fairmount Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "William R. Eaton (id: E000027)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
S. Harrison White
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1929 - March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Lawrence Lewis