Yates, Richard, 1815-1873

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American lawyer and politician.

From the description of Letter signed, with a line in his autograph : Springfield, Illinois, to President Lincoln, 1863 Feb. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270584462

Illinois governor, 1861-1865; member, Illinois House of Representatives, 1842-1846, 1849-1850; U.S. senator, 1865-1871.

From the description of Letter : General Head Quarters, Springfield, State of Illinois, to John S. Bradford, 1861 April 17. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27418140

Yates was an Illinois state legislator, U.S. congressman, Civil War governor (1861-1865), and U.S. senator.

From the description of Letter, April 30, 1853. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 698775129

Yates was elected as a Representative to the Illinois Congress, a position he held for most of the 1840s. In the early 1850s, he served two terms in the United States House of Representatives, but after an unsuccessful bid for reelection, he returned his focus to state level issues. After returning to Illinois he joined the growing movement for a railroad through Menard County that was ultimately realized in the Tonica and Petersburg Railraod. Today, under control of the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, the Tonica and Petersburg line runs to Kansas City, still carrying passengers and freight. Richard Yates was inaugurated as governor of Illinois just three months before the attack on Fort Sumter, and quickly aligned himself and his state with the goals of President Lincoln. After four years of fighting, the Civil War and Yates' governorship came to a close, but he continued to serve his state as a member of the U.S. Senate. He did not seek reelection 1871, likely due to his declining health. Following a long period of illness, Richard Yates died from apoplexy in November 1873.

From the description of Richard Yates papers, 1842-1923. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 317552836

Illinois governor, 1861-1865.

From the description of Correspondence, 1847-1868. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 690959905

Governor of Illinois, 1861-1865, and father of Richard Yates, Illinois governor, 1901-1905.

From the description of Appointment, June 13, 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 739970662

Illinois governor and U.S. representative and senator from Illinois.

From the description of Richard Yates correspondence, 1855-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613325728

From the guide to the Richard Yates Letters, 1860-1868., (Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library, )

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referencedIn Morton, Oliver P. (Oliver Perry), 1823-1877. Oliver P. Morton papers, 1850-1909. Indiana State Library - ISL
referencedIn Stephenson, Benjamin F., 1822-1871. Papers, 1863, 1866, n.d. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Richards Yates letter to William Collis, 1869 January 9 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Brayman, Mason, 1813-1895. Papers, 1861-1862, January 11, 1864. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Dummer, Henry E. (Henry Enoch), 1808-1878. Papers, 1831-1891. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Yates family. Papers, 1789-1936. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Yates, Richard, 1815-1873. Richard Yates papers, 1861-1865. The Filson Historical Society
creatorOf Bagby, John Courts, 1819-1896. Correspondence, 1849-1886. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Roper, Samuel, b. 1839. Papers of Samuel Roper, 1862-1865. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Miller, Anson S. (Anson Stowe), 1810-1891. Papers, 1841-1891, 1953. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872. Letters, 1862-1863. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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referencedIn Wilson, Henry, 1812-1875. Papers of Henry Wilson, 1851-1875. Library of Congress
referencedIn Freeman, Mrs. Henry Clay, ca. 1825-fl. 1901. Civil War reminiscence, ca. 1901-1904. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Bennett-Carter family. Papers, 1836-1942. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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referencedIn Saunders, Alvin, 1817-1899. Letter : Omaha, Neb., to [Ulysses S. Grant], n.p., 1869 Apr. 21. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Douglas, Adele Cutts, b. 1835. Letter: Douglas Place, [Washington, D.C.], to [Richard] Yates, 1865 April. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Eccles, Joseph T., 1807-fl. 1880. Papers, 1859-1871. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Letters, 1862. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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creatorOf Davis, David, 1815-1886. David Davis papers, 1815-1964 (bulk 1815-1886). Chicago History Museum
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referencedIn Herndon-Weik Collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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creatorOf Orme, William, 1832-1864. Letters, 1862 Sept. 27 to Nov. 18. Southern Adventist University
referencedIn Illinois. Adjutant General's Office. Governor's correspondence as commander in chief, 1861. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Yates, Richard, 1815-1873. Richard Yates papers, 1842-1923. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
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referencedIn Wallace, Joseph, 1834-1904. Biographical sketches, [ca. 1865-ca. 1903] Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Illinois. Governor (1861-1865 : Yates). Richard Yates (1815-1873) correspondence, 1861-1865. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Ihrie, Warren, d. 1862. Papers, 1862. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891. The Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933. Library of Congress
creatorOf Yates, Richard, 1815-1873. Letter : General Head Quarters, Springfield, State of Illinois, to John S. Bradford, 1861 April 17. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Yates, Richard, 1815-1873. Letter signed, with a line in his autograph : Springfield, Illinois, to President Lincoln, 1863 Feb. 25. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Richard Yates Letters, 1860-1868. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885. Charles Keim collection of Ulysses S. Grant, 1858-1908 (bulk 1864-1868). Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Norman H. and Charlotte Strouse collection of letters of the presidents, 1780-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Yates, Richard, 1815-1873. Richard Yates correspondence, 1855-1862. Library of Congress
referencedIn Lyman Trumbull Correspondence, 1843-1894, (bulk 1855-1872) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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correspondedWith Yates, Richard, family
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Oregon
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Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862
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Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862
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Governors--Illinois
Representatives, U.S. Congress--Illinois
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Birth 1815-01-18

Death 1873-11-27

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