Dorman Bridgman Eaton (1823-1899)

Object Number: 
1950.50
Date: 
ca. 1880-1885
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 50 x 45 1/4 in. ( 127 x 114.9 cm )
Marks: 
signature: lower left: "Carroll Beckwith"
Gallery Label: 
Dorman Bridgman Eaton graduated from Harvard Law School and was admitted in 1850 to the bar in New York, where he practiced until 1870. In 1873 he was appointed chairman of the first Civil Service Commission, and ten years later drafted what became the Pendleton Act, creating a permanent civil service in the federal government. He retired in 1886 to study further the systems of municipal government. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his niece.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. A. Barton Hepburn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group