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 Edward Bates

Edward Bates

Birth
Goochland County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 Mar 1869 (aged 75)
St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 222/223, Lot 1315
Memorial ID 19372 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19372
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Bates (4 Sep 1793–27 Mar 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19372, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .