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Frederick Bates

Born: Jun 23, 1777

Death: Aug 4, 1825

Birthplace: Belmont

Nationality: United States

Frederick Bates

Date of Birth : Jun 23, 1777
Date of Death : Aug 4, 1825
Birth Place : Belmont

Frederick Bates, older brother of Edward Bates and James Woodson Bates, was an American attorney and politician. He was elected in 1824 as the second governor of Missouri and died in office in 1825. Before that he had served as a Justice of the Territorial Supreme Court for Michigan Territory, was appointed by Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of the Louisiana Territory and started to build his political base in St. Louis.


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