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Yates, Richard

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1873 AD, at 55 years of age.

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.


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