EATON, William Robb, (1877 - 1942)


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EATON, William Robb, (nephew of Charles Aubrey Eaton), a Representative from Colorado; born in Pugwash, Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, December 17, 1877; immigrated to the United States with his parents who settled in Boston, Mass., in 1878, and in Denver, Colo., in 1881; attended public and private schools; employed as a bank clerk 1889-1901; engaged as a jobber and wholesaler and in the warehouse business 1901-1909; served in Troop B, First Squadron Cavalry, National Guard of Colorado, 1898-1904; was graduated from the law department of the University of Denver at Denver in 1909; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Denver, Colo.; served as deputy district attorney of the second judicial district 1909-1913; member of the State senate 1915-1918 and 1923-1926; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress and for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Denver, Colo., until his death there on December 16, 1942; interment in Fairmount Cemetery.