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Note: This article is about the American lawyer. For the footballer Edward "Ted" Bates, see Ted Bates. Ted Bates (1918- 28 November 2003) was a former Southampton F.C. player, manager, director and president. ...

Edward Bates
Born
September 4, 1793
Belmont, Virginia, USA
Died
March 25, 1869
St. Louis, Missouri, USA


Edward Bates (September 4, 1793March 25, 1869) was a U.S. lawyer and statesman. Image File history File links Bates2. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Motto: Official (Latin): E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Translated: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government  â€¢ President  â€¢ Vice President Federal...


Born in Belmont, Virginia, he attended school in Maryland and served in the War of 1812. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri Territory in 1814 and there studied law, earning admittance to the bar in 1817, and serving as a U.S. Attorney from 1821 to 1826. Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and British Empire from 1812 to 1815, on land in North America and at sea around the world. ... The Gateway Arch, shown here behind the Old Courthouse, is the most recognizable part of the St. ... Missouri Territory was a historic, organized territory in the United States. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... United States Attorneys represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court. ... 1821 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


His first foray into politics came in 1822, when he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. He moved up to the United States House of Representatives for a single term (1827-1829), then returned to Missouri to sit in the State Senate from 1831 to 1835, then again in the Missouri House from 1835. 1822 (MDCCCXXII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Missouri State House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 31,000 residents. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. The Media:United States House of Representatives is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1835 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Bates became a prominent member of the Whig Party during the 1840s. President Millard Fillmore asked him in 1850 to be U.S. Secretary of War, but Bates declined. At the Whig National Convention in 1852, Bates was considered for the vice-presidential slot on the ticket, and he led on the first ballot before losing on the second ballot to William Alexander Graham. The United States Whig Party was a political party of the United States. ... // Events and Trends Technology First use of anaesthesia in an operation, by Crawford Long War, peace and politics First signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) on February 6, 1840 at Waitangi New Zealand. ... Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874) was the thirteenth President of the United States, serving from 1850 until 1853, and the last member of the Whig Party to hold the nations highest office. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... William Alexander Graham (September 5, 1804–August 11, 1875) was a United States Senator from North Carolina from 1840 to 1843 and Governor of North Carolina from 1845 to 1849. ...


After the breakup of the Whig Party in the 1850s, Bates became a Republican, and was one of the three main candidates for the party's 1860 presidential nomination, which was won by Abraham Lincoln. The next year, after winning the election, Lincoln appointed Bates as his Attorney General, an office Bates held from 1861 until 1864. Bates was the first Cabinet member to hail from the region west of the Mississippi River. // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865), sometimes called Abe Lincoln and nicknamed Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, was the 16th President of the United States (1861 to 1865), and the first president from the Republican Party. ... Alberto Gonzales, current Attorney General of the United States The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Cabinet meeting on May 16, 2001. ... This article is about the river in the United States. ...


Bates returned to Missouri after leaving Lincoln's cabinet. He died in St. Louis in 1869. 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


References

  • Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: BATES, Edward
  • Judah, Charles and George Winston Smith. The Unchosen. New York : Coward-McCann, 1962.

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Preceded by:
Edwin M. Stanton
United States Attorney General
1861–1864
Succeeded by:
James Speed
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Bates, Edward: West's Encyclopedia of American Law (186 words)
Edward Bates served as U.S. attorney general in the cabinet of President ABRAHAM LINCOLN from 1861 to 1864.
Bates was born September 4, 1793, in Belmont, Virginia.
Bates was admitted to the Missouri bar in 1816 and was attorney general from 1820 to 1822.
Edward Bates at AllExperts (364 words)
Edward Bates (September 4, 1793–March 25, 1869) was a U.S. lawyer and statesman.
After the breakup of the Whig Party in the 1850s, Bates became a Republican, and was one of the three main candidates for the party's 1860 presidential nomination, which was won by Abraham Lincoln.
Bates was the first Cabinet member to hail from the region west of the Mississippi River.
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