Member Biography

Robert Douglas Heaton 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1919-1920       29 Republican
1921-1922       29 Republican
1923-1924       29 Republican
1925-1926       29 Republican
1927-1928       29 Republican
1929-1930       29 Republican
1931-1932       29 Republican

COUNTIES: Schuylkill  


07/01/1873 - 06/11/1933

Robert Douglas Heaton (R29) Schuylkill (Part) County 1919- 1920 (R29) Schuylkill County 1921-1932

Early Life: 

Robert Douglas Heaton, born Raven Run, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, July 1, 1873, son of William and Emily Heaton; moved, Ashland, Pennsylvania, with parents, 1886; common schools education; Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, New York; New York Military Academy, Cornwall on the Hudson, New York; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; businessman; unsuccessful candidate, United States House of Representatives, 1910; elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, 1915-1919, not candidate for reelection, 1919; elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 1919-1932; resumed his former business activities; member of the board of trustees, Ashland State Hospital; died June 11, 1933 (age 59 years, 345 days), Ashland, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, interment, Mauch Chunk Cemetery, Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, Pennsylvania.

Government Service/National Politics: 

Unsuccessful candidate, United States House of Representatives, Sixty-second Congress, 1910.

Elected, Republican, United States House of Representatives, Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth United States Congresses, 1915-1919, not candidate for reelection, 1919. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 29th district, Schuylkill County, 1919-1920, Republican Pennsylvania State Senate, 29th district, Schuylkill County, 1921-1932; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banking and Building and Loan Associations, City Passenger Railways, Corporations, Federal Relations (Chairman), Game and Fisheries, Judiciary Special, Military Affairs, Municipal Affairs, New Counties and County Seats, Public Health and Sanitation and Railways. 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (1923-1924). Whitmore, R.E., (Compiler). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 983, 989, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 962.

Robert Douglas Heaton (1873-1933) - Find a Grave Memorial


Congressional Biography

After 7 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Robert Douglas Heaton  went on to serve in congress