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Yates, Richard, Sr.



  • Existence: 1815-1873

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Yates Wabash College Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-BC727
Abstract Richard Yates Sr. (1815-1873) was governor of Illinois (1861-1865) and U.S. Senator from the state (1865-1871). For more detailed information please see inventory for the Yates Family Papers.

Yates Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC716
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, notebooks, letterpress books, genealogy notes, manuscripts, speeches, news clippings, legal documents, and pamphlets document the careers and lives of Richard Yates, Sr. and his son, Richard Yates, Jr.  Richard Yates, Sr. (1815-1873) was an anti-slavery Republican who served as Governor of Illinois (1861-1865) during the Civil War.  Following his term as governor, the senior Yates served in the United States Senate from 1865-1871.  Richard Yates, Jr.  (1860-1936)...