Arthur Laban BATES, Congress, PA (1859-1934)


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, 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; resumed the practice of law and the publishing business in Meadville; also engaged in banking; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1924; died in Meadville, Pa., August 26, 1934; interment in Greendale Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present