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Henry Clay Bates
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1843
Derby Line
Orleans County
Vermont, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1909
Berkeley
Alameda County
California, USA

Vermont Lieutenant Governor and Federal Judge. He taught school in Vermont and Maine and studied law before enlisting for the Civil War, serving as a member of Company C, 4th Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He attained admission to the bar in 1866 and practiced law in St. Johnsbury. A Republican, he served in numerous local offices, including School Superintendent of Guildhall and Town Meeting Moderator of St. Johnsbury. Bates also served as Caledonia County State's Attorney (1880 to 1882, 1892 to 1894), a member of the Vermont Senate and Senate President (1886 to 1890), and a member of the Vermont House of Representatives (1896 to 1897). In 1898 he won election as Lieutenant Governor and served until 1900. He participated in numerous county and state Republican conventions, and was a Delegate to the 1900 Republican national convention. In addition, he was an active member of the Grand Army of the Republic. In 1901 Bates was appointed one of the US Judges for the Philippines Territory. He served until his 1907 resignation, afterwards living in retirement in Berkeley, California. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Laura J. Bates (1846 - 1923)
 
Burial:
Little Sioux Township Cemetery
Smithland
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: May 18, 2008
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Henry Clay Bates
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Henry Clay Bates
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Henry Clay Bates
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