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Yates, Richard

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1873 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1818 – Born in Warsaw, Kentucky on the 8th of January .

1835 – He graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois.

1837 – He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Jacksonville.

1842-1845 – Yates served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives.

1850 – He was elected as a Whig to the United States House of Representatives where he was the youngest member of the Thirty-second Congress.

1860 – He was elected governor as a Republican.

1862 – He attended the Loyal War Governors’ Conference in Altoona, Pennsylvania, which ultimately gave Abraham Lincoln support for his Emancipation Proclamation.

1865 – Yates was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate.

1873 – Died on the 27th of November.