Eaton, George W, Dd, Lld
Eaton, George W., D.D., LL.D.
a distinguished Baptist scholar, was born near Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, July 3, 1804, and graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1829. Upon his graduation he was appointed tutor, which position he held a year or two. In 1831 he became professor of languages in Georgetown College, Kentucky, and in 1833 professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Hamilton College. He subsequently filled the professorships of ecclesiastical and civil history, and of systematic theology, and was appointed president of Madison University and of the Hamilton Theological Seminary, holding the latter position until his death, August 3, 1872. Dr. Eaton was a man of the widest and warmest sympathies, earnest in his convictions, and able to maintain them with fervid eloquence. (J.C.S.)