BATES, James, (1789 - 1882)


BATES, James, a Representative from Maine; born in Greene, Lincoln (now Kennebec) County, Maine, September 24, 1789; attended the common schools; studied medicine at Harvard Medical University, Cambridge, Mass.; surgeon during the War of 1812; physician; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); hospital executive; died on February 25, 1882, in Yarmouth, Maine; interment in the Old Oak Cemetery, Norridgewock, Somerset County, Maine.