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EATON, William Wallace, senator, born in Telland, Connecticut, 11 October 1816. He was educated by private tutors and in the public schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1837. He soon became prominent in local politics, was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1847 and 1848, and to the state senate in 1850. Shortly afterward he removed to Hartford, and frequently represented that City in the legislature from 1853 till 1875. He was clerk of the superior and Supreme Courts of Tolland and Hartford counties, and for several years one of the judges of the Hartford City court. For four years he was a recorder of Hartford. During the civil war he was a pronounced "peace democrat." In 1875 he succeeded William A. Buckingham in the U. S. Senate, and served till 1881. In 1883'5 he was a representative in congress.
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