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Bates, Edward

Born: 1793 AD
Died: 1869 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Lawyers, Politician


1793 - Edward Bates was born 4th of September in Belmont, Goochland County, Virginia.


Attended Charlotte Hall Academy, Maryland.


1812 - Acted as Sergeant in a volunteer brigade during the War.


1814 - Moved to St. Louis, Missouri Territory and there studied law.


1817 - Earning admittance to the bar.


1821-1826 - Serving as a U.S. Attorney.


1822 - Elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.


1827-1829 - Moved up to the United States House of Representatives for a single term.


1831-1835 - Returned to Missouri to sit in the State Senate.


1835 - Bates again served in the Missouri House of Representatives.


1840 - Became a prominent member of the Whig Party.


1850 - President Millard Fillmore asked him to be U.S. Secretary of War, but Bates declined.


1852 - Bates was considered for the vice-presidential slot on the ticket, and he led on the first ballot before

losing on the second ballot to William Alexander Graham.


1860 - Bates became a Republican, and was one of the three main candidates for the party's presidential nomination.


1861-1864 - Lincoln appointed Bates as his Attorney General, an office Bates.


         - First Cabinet member to hail from the region west of the Mississippi River.


1869 - Edward Bates died 25th of March St. Louis, Missouri, USA.





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