Attorney General, U.S.A. When the state government was organized in 1820, Bates was appointed Missouri's first attorney general. In the next 15 years, he served in the Missouri House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Missouri Senate. After Lincoln's election, Bates accepted the President's offer to become attorney general of the U.S. Thus, he became the first cabinet officer from west of the Mississippi River, as well as the oldest member of Lincoln's 1st cabinet. Failing to receive Lincoln's nomination for the position of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in 1864, Bates resigned and returned to St. Louis. (bio by: Connie Nisinger)
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Thank you sir for services rendered President Lincoln on his personal cabinet during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir. -
Daniel Moran Added: Mar. 28, 2016
You are a special ancestor. I am so glad to be member of the family. Rest in peace and now you are so missed. May God hold you in the palm of his hands. Lovingly Judy -
Judy Zarlengo Added: Feb. 26, 2016