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Frederick Bates

  • Birth 23 Jun 1777 Goochland County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 4 Aug 1825 St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 5859928

2nd Missouri Governor. Born in Belmont, Virginia, he came to St. Louis in 1807. He served as the Secretary, Recorder of Land Titles and as a member of the Board of Land Commissioners in the Louisiana Territory. As Secretary, he served as acting Territorial Governor for much of the time and was responsible for the codification of territorial laws, compiled in the first book published in Missouri. He was sworn in as the second Governor of Missouri on November 17, 1824, succeeding Alexander McNair. He died in office less than a year later.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5859928
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Bates (23 Jun 1777–4 Aug 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5859928, citing Bates Cemetery, Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .