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David HEATON

(1823-1870)

HEATON, David, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, March 10, 1823; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar; elected to the State senate in 1855; moved to St. Anthony Falls, Minn., in 1857; member of the State senate of Minnesota 1858-1863; appointed special agent of the Treasury Department and the United States depository in New Bern, N.C., in 1863; appointed Third Auditor of the Treasury in 1864, but declined; served as a member of the constitutional convention of North Carolina in 1867; upon the readmission of North Carolina to representation was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress; reelected to the Forty-first Congress and served from July 15, 1868, until his death; chairman, Committee on Coinage, Weights, and Measures (Forty-first Congress); had been nominated as a Republican candidate for reelection to the Forty-second Congress; died in Washington, D.C., on June 25, 1870; interment in the National Cemetery, New Bern, N.C.

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

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