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Richard Yates, Jr
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Richard Yates, Junior was born in Jacksonville on December 12, 1860. His father was Governor of Illinois during the Civil War. Yates Junior graduated from Illinois College in 1880, practiced law in Jacksonville, served as Jacksonville City Attorney and Morgan County Judge before serving as Governor of Illinois himself from 1900 to 1904. He later served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1919 to 1933. He died in 1936 and is buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Morgan County Historical Society
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