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 by Arthur P. Klemm, Jr.
Succeeded by Theodore Gatsas
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
from the 10th district
In office
November, 1999 2006
Preceded by Clesson J. Blaisdell [1]
Succeeded by Molly Kelly
Personal details
Born Keene, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Profession Mortician
Nickname(s)Tom

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

New Hampshire Senate upper state chamber of a state of the United-States of America

The New Hampshire Senate has been meeting since 1784. It is the upper house of the New Hampshire General Court. It consists of 24 members representing Senate districts based on population. As of December 5, 2018, there are 14 Democrats and 10 Republicans.

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Early life

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

Keene, New Hampshire City in New Hampshire, United States

Keene is a city in and the seat of Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 23,409 at the 2010 census.

Stoddard, New Hampshire Town in New Hampshire, United States

Stoddard is a town in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 1,232 at the 2010 census.

Education

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

Keene High School

Keene High School (KHS) is a public high school located in Keene, New Hampshire. It serves the city of Keene and the surrounding towns of Chesterfield, Harrisville, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Westmoreland and Winchester.

Business career

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

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.

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References

  1. 1 2 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.
Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur P. Klemm, Jr.
124th President of the
New Hampshire Senate

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