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Richard Yates

Richard Yates, (1815 – 1873)

Born in Warsaw, Gallatin County, Ky., January 18, 1815; attended the common schools, and relocated to Illinois in 1831. Graduated from Illinois College and went to law school at Transylvania University. Practiced law in Jacksonville, Illinois, then became involved in State politics as a house member. Yates followed Lincoln in the US Congress from 1851 – 1855. Yates chose the Republican Party in 1856 and served as the Illinois state party vice president.

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