Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Bates, Arthur Laban

Bates, Arthur Laban (nephew of John Milton Thayer), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Meadville, Crawford County, Pa., June 6, 1859; studied under tutors and was graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa., in 1880; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1882; attended Oxford University, London, England, in 1882 and 1883; commenced the practice of law in Meadville, Pa., in 1884; also engaged in the newspaper publishing business in 1899; city solicitor of Meadville 1889-1896; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1913); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1912; delegate to the International Peace Conference at Brussels in 1905 and at Rome in 1911; delegate to the Republican State convention at Harrisburg in 1908; resumed the practice of law and the publishing business in Meadville; also engaged in banking; trustee of Allegheny College; director of the Pennsylvania College of Music and of the Meadville City Hospital; president of the Meadville Free Library; presidential elector on the Republican ticket of Hughes and Fairbanks in 1916; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Cleveland in 1924; died in Meadville, Pa., August 26, 1934; interment in Greendale Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Bates, Arthur Laban," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.824 Original Sources, accessed September 30, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L2CWD9RYMZ7S5JQ.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Bates, Arthur Laban." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.824, Original Sources. 30 Sep. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L2CWD9RYMZ7S5JQ.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Bates, Arthur Laban' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.824. Original Sources, retrieved 30 September 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L2CWD9RYMZ7S5JQ.