: This photograph is a formal portrait of Van S. Deaton, M.D., who represented Miami County in the Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives for eight years, beginning in 1894. In this image Deaton, who appears to be in his sixties, has white hair and a bushy mustache. He wears a pin in this left lapel.
Van. S. Deaton (1847-1828) was born in Champaign County, Ohio. When he was nine years old, his parents died, and he went to live with an uncle. At age 17 he enlisted in the Sixteenth Ohio Light Artillery in 1864 and served until June 1865. He returned to the Normal School in Lebanon, Ohio, to finish his education and then attended Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, from which he graduated in 1873. In addition to practicing medicine, Deaton also was elected to the state legislature and held other public offices. He died in 1928 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07020 Subjects
: Legislators--Ohio; Physicians--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Politicians; Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives; Politicians; Veterans; Miami County (Ohio) Places
: Troy (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio)