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The New International Encyclopædia/Eaton, John Henry

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EATON, John Henry (1790-1856). An American legislator. He was born in Tennessee, and after studying law devoted himself to practice at the bar in Nashville. He was Secretary of War from 1829 to 1834, in which year he was appointed Governor of Florida. In 1836 he became Minister to Spain. His Life of Andrew Jackson (1824) is based upon a long and close personal friendship with that statesman.