Horace Eaton, Vermont Governor 1846-1848

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Title

Horace Eaton, Vermont Governor 1846-1848

Description

In 1846, Eaton received the Whig Party's nomination for governor. Since neither he nor the other two gubernatorial candidates received a majority of the popular vote, the decision as to who would be governor was left up to the state legislature, which selected Eaton. During his administration, Eaton was opposed to the admission of slave states to the Union and to war with Mexico. He succeeded in securing passage of a general license law, which called for a popular referendum to determine whether to require licenses for purveyors of intoxicating liquors.
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Identifier

VHS-A-851

Collection

Citation

“Horace Eaton, Vermont Governor 1846-1848,” Digital Vermont: A Project of the Vermont Historical Society, accessed August 16, 2022, https://www.digitalvermont.org/items/show/1025.