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Charles Aubrey EATON

(1868-1953)

EATON, Charles Aubrey, (uncle of William Robb Eaton), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Nova Scotia March 29, 1868; attended the public schools; was graduated from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, in 1890 and from Newton Theological Institution, Newton Center, Mass., in 1893; pastor in Natick, Mass., 1892-1895, Toronto, Canada, 1895-1901, and Cleveland, Ohio, 1901-1909; moved to Watchung, Somerset County, N.J., in 1909; pastor of the Madison Avenue Church, New York City, 1909-1919; sociological editor of the Toronto Globe, Toronto, Canada, 1896-1901; associate editor, Westminster, Toronto, Canada, 1899-1901; head of the national service section of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation from November 1917 to January 1919; editor of Leslie’s Weekly in 1919 and 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-January 3, 1953); chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs (Eightieth Congress), Select Committee on Foreign Aid (Eightieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1952; died in Washington, D.C., January 23, 1953; interment in Hillside Cemetery, Plainfield, N.J.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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