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Martin Waltham Bates

  • Birth 24 Feb 1786 Salisbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 1 Jan 1869 Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Memorial ID 7525102

US Senator. He served as a member of the Delaware State House of Representatives in 1826, and was appointed as a Delegate to the Delaware State Constitutional Convention held in 1852. He was elected as a Democratic Senator from Delaware to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Middleton Clayton and served from 1857 to 1859. He unsuccessfully tried to retain his seat through reelection, and was defeated for the seat by Willard Saulsbury Sr.

Bio by: Russ Pickett

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Husband of Mary Hillyard Bates





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  • Originally Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 1 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7525102
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Waltham Bates (24 Feb 1786–1 Jan 1869), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7525102, citing Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .