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Richard Yates
Birth: Jan. 18, 1815
Gallatin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Nov. 27, 1873
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Illinois Governor, US Senator. Served as Governor of Illinois from 1861 to 1865. Elected as a Senator from Illinois to the United States Senate serving from 1865 1871. Father of Illinois Governor Richard Yates Jr. 
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  Catharine Geers Yates (1822 - 1908)*
  William Henry Yates (1840 - 1851)*
  Mary Eliza. Yates (1843 - 1843)*
  Henry Yates (1848 - 1903)*
  Richard Yates (1860 - 1936)*
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Diamond Grove Cemetery
Morgan County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jul 21, 2002
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( R- Il.) Richard Yates, Senior
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jan. 18, 2017
Close political associate of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln said in his Third Autobiographical Sketch (1860). "In the autumn of that year [1854] he [Lincoln] took the stump with no broader practical aim or object than to secure, if possible, the re-election of ...(Read more)
- leroymiller1943
 Added: Sep. 1, 2016
Thank you Governor for your leadership to the State of Illinois during our great American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 18, 2016
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