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.