Thomas Marion EATON, Congress, CA (1896-1939)


EATON, Thomas Marion, a Representative from California; born on a farm near Edwardsville, Madison County, Ill., August 3, 1896; attended the public schools; was graduated from the State Normal School, Normal, Ill., in 1917; served as principal of a grade school, Clinton, Ill., in 1917 and 1918; during the First World War served in the United States Navy as an ensign; moved to Long Beach, Calif., in 1921 and engaged in the automobile sales business; elected to the city council in 1934; reelected in 1936, and was unanimously chosen mayor by the council; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-sixth Congress and served from January 3, 1939, until his death in Long Beach, Calif., September 16, 1939; interment in Sunnyside Mausoleum.

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