Yates, Richard

Life Span
to
Full name
Richard Yates
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Slave State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
5
Family
Henry Yates (father), Millicent Yates (mother), Catharine Geers (wife)
Education
Transylvania
Other
Other Education
Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Government
Grant Administration (1869-77)
US Senate
US House of Representatives
Governor
State legislature

Richard Yates (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
YATES, Richard,  (father of Richard Yates [1860-1936]), a Representative and a Senator from Illinois; born in Warsaw, Gallatin County, Ky., January 18, 1815; attended the common schools; moved to Illinois in 1831; graduated from Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill, in 1835; studied law at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky.; admitted to the bar in 1837 and commenced practice in Jacksonville, Ill.; member, State house of representatives 1842-1845, 1848-1849; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; Governor of Illinois 1861-1865; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1863; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1865, to March 3, 1871; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Thirty-ninth and Forty-first Congresses), Committee on Territories (Fortieth Congress); appointed by President Ulysses Grant as a United States commissioner to inspect a land subsidy railroad; died suddenly in St. Louis, Mo., November 27, 1873; interment in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill.
“Yates, Richard,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=Y000012.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Hartman, Linda. “The Issue of Freedom in Illinois Under Gov. Richard Yates, 1861-1865.” Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 57 (Autumn 1964): 293-297. view record
Northrup, Jack. “Gov. Richard Yates and Pres. Lincoln.” Lincoln Herald 70 (Winter 1968): 193-206. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Yates, Richard," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/6928.