HEATON, Robert Douglas, (1873 - 1933)


Handbill (detail), 1916, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

HEATON, Robert Douglas, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Raven Run, Schuylkill County, Pa., July 1, 1873; moved to Ashland, Pa., with his parents in 1886; attended the common schools, the Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, N.Y., the New York Military Academy, at Cornwall on the Hudson, N.Y., and the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; identified with many business enterprises of the State and county; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); did not seek renomination in 1918, having become a candidate for State senator; member of the State senate 1919-1932; resumed his former business activities; member of the board of trustees of the Ashland State Hospital; died at Ashland, Pa., June 11, 1933; interment in the family cemetery at Mauch Chunk, Pa.