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YATES, Richard, (son of Richard Yates [1815-1873]),
a Representative from Illinois; born in Jacksonville, Morgan County,
Ill., December 12, 1860; attended public schools and Illinois Womans College,
Jacksonville, Ill., 1870-1874; city editor of the Daily Courier in 1878 and
1879, and of the Daily Journal 1881-1883; was graduated from the Illinois
College, Jacksonville, Ill., in 1880 and from the law department of the
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1884; commenced practice in
Jacksonville, Ill.; city attorney of Jacksonville 1885-1890; private in Company
I, Fifth Infantry, Illinois National Guard 1885-1890; county judge of Morgan
County 1894-1897; United States collector of internal revenue for the eighth
internal revenue district 1897-1900; Governor of Illinois 1901-1904; member of
the State public utilities commission 1914-1917; assistant attorney general of
the State of Illinois in 1917 and 1918; elected as a Republican to the
Sixty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1933);
unsuccessful for renomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress but was
later appointed nominee and elected in place of Henry R. Rathbone, deceased;
unsuccessful for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resided in
Harbor Springs, Mich., and Springfield, Ill., while engaged in writing his
memoirs; died in Springfield, Ill., April 11, 1936; interment in Diamond Grove
Cemetery, Jacksonville, Ill.
Serving the Republic . . . An Autobiography. Edited by John H.
Krenkel. Danville, Ill.: Interstate Printers and Pubs., 1968.