Brother Thomas R. Eaton was born in 1949 in Keene and was raised in Stoddard, NH. He is New Hampshire businessman and politician who served as a member of and President of the New Hampshire Senate.
Thomas was educated in Stoddard, Keene High School, as well as the New England Institute of Anatomy in Boston, MA.
At the age of seventeen Eaton went to work at the Fletcher Funeral Home in Keene. Over his 34-year career at the Home, Eaton went from being a driver to the Home's president and treasurer. In 2000, after being elected to the New Hampshire Senate, Eaton retired from the Home.
In November 1999 Eaton was elected in a special election for the tenth District of the New Hampshire Senate, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Clesson Blaisdell. This is the same New Hampshire Senate district that Eaton's father Charles Eaton represented from 1959 to 1962. Senator Eaton was named by NH Business Magazine one of the 10 most influential people 3 years in a row.
Brother Thomas is a Blue Lodge member of Jerusalem Lodge # 104, a 32° member of the Valleys of Keene and Nashua since April 1978.
(Photo credit: Keene Sentinel)