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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