Eben NEWTON, Congress, OH (1795-1885)


NEWTON, Eben, a Representative from Ohio; born in Goshen, Conn., October 16, 1795; attended the common schools; moved to Portage County, Ohio, in 1814 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Canfield, Mahoning County, Ohio; member of the State senate 1842-1851; presiding judge of the court of common pleas 1844-1851; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1853); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; served as president of the Ashtabula & New Lisbon Railroad 1856-1859; again served in the State senate 1862-1864; resumed the practice of law and also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Canfield, Ohio, on November 6, 1885; interment in Canfield Village Cemetery.

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