Bates, Edward, 1793-1869

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1793-09-04
Death 1869-03-25
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Lawyer, politician, and U.S. attorney general.

From the description of Edward Bates papers, 1818-1904 (bulk 1861-1864). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979981

Epithet: Clerk at the Treasury

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000983.0x0001e0

St. Louis, Missouri, lawyer, judge and legislator; candidate for Republican nomination for president, 1860; United States attorney general under Abraham Lincoln, 1861-1864 (resigned).

From the description of Letter [draft] : [Washington, D.C., to Abraham Lincoln], 1861 April 18. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26962350

From the description of Legal documents: 1814-1841. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26962363

From the description of Letters : St. Louis, Missouri, to Schuyler Colfax, 1858-1860. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 26962357

Bates was a lawyer, Missouri state legislator, U.S. congressman, and U.S. attorney general during Abraham Lincoln's administration.

From the description of Papers, 1778-1872. (Virginia Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 29907334

Biographical Note

  • 1793, Sept. 4: Born, Belmont, Va.
  • 1814: Moved to St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1816: Admitted to Missouri bar
  • 1820: Member, Missouri Constitutional Convention
  • 1820 - 1822 : Missouri attorney general
  • 1822: Member, Missouri house of representatives
  • 1823: Married Julia Davenport Coalter
  • 1827 - 1829 : Member, U.S. House of Representatives
  • 1830 - 1834 : Member, Missouri senate
  • 1847: President, River and Harbor Improvement Convention, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1850: Declined appointment as secretary of war
  • 1860: Candidate for nomination for president, Republican Party national convention
  • 1861 - 1864 : U.S. attorney general
  • 1869, Mar.25: Died, St. Louis, Mo.

From the guide to the Edward Bates Papers, 1818-1904, (bulk 1861-1864), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Presidents--Election--1860
  • Scire facias
  • Statehood (American politics)
  • Slavery
  • Plantations
  • Plantation life--History--19th century
  • Women--Diaries
  • Lawyers

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  • Cabinet officers
  • Lawyers
  • Politicians

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  • Shrewsbury, Shropshire (as recorded)
  • Spring Vale Asylum, Staffordshire (as recorded)
  • Canada, North America (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Missouri (as recorded)
  • Claremont, Surrey (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Croydon, Surrey (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Deal, Kent (as recorded)
  • Waltham Forest, Essex (as recorded)
  • Barnstaple, Devon (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Fort Augustus, Invernesshire (as recorded)
  • Aberlemno, Forfar (as recorded)
  • Missouri (as recorded)
  • Saint Louis (Mo.) (as recorded)
  • West Virginia (as recorded)
  • Detroit (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Blackheath, Kent (as recorded)
  • West Indies, America (as recorded)
  • Ormskirk, Lancashire (as recorded)
  • Eddystone Lighthouse, Devon (as recorded)
  • Fort William, Scotland (as recorded)
  • River Forth, Scotland (as recorded)
  • Deal, Kent (as recorded)
  • Dorking, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Kentucky (as recorded)
  • Canada, North America (as recorded)
  • Walmer Castle, Dover (as recorded)
  • Deal, Kent (as recorded)
  • Southern States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Deal, Kent (as recorded)
  • Sherborne, Dorset (as recorded)
  • Belmont (Goochland County, Va.) (as recorded)
  • Epping Forest, Essex (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • St. John's, Newfoundland (as recorded)
  • Hainault Forest, Essex (as recorded)
  • Bristol, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • North Erpingham, Hundred of, Norfolk (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • West Virginia (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Killinchy, Down (as recorded)
  • Missouri--Saint Louis (as recorded)
  • Deal, Kent (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Louisiana, U.S.A. (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Penden Cantle, Cornwall (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Cornwall, England (as recorded)
  • Thornbury, Gloucestershire (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Newfoundland, Canada (as recorded)
  • London, England (as recorded)
  • Coventry, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Virginia--Goochland County (as recorded)
  • Southwark, Surrey (as recorded)
  • Devynnock, Brecknockshire (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Dover, Kent (as recorded)
  • United States of America (as recorded)
  • Ceylon, Asia (as recorded)
  • Jamaica, Central America (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Scotland, United Kingdom (as recorded)
  • Limerick, Ireland (as recorded)
  • Baltimore (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Cork, Ireland (as recorded)
  • County Durham, England (as recorded)
  • Hounslow Heath, Middlesex (as recorded)
  • Funchal, Madeira (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Devonshire, England (as recorded)
  • Iceland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire (as recorded)