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Peter Waldron YATES

(1747-1826)

YATES, Peter Waldron, (nephew of Abraham Yates), a Delegate from New York; born in Albany, N.Y., August 23, 1747; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Albany; member of the committee on correspondence in 1775; resigned and was reelected, but declined to serve; regent of the University of the State of New York in 1784; served in the State assembly in 1784 and 1785; Member of the Continental Congress in 1786; resumed the practice of law; died in Caughnawaga, N.Y., March 9, 1826.

Bibliography

Yates, Peter Waldron. An Address. Delivered in the Lodge Room at Schenectady the 27th December, 1783. 1783. Reprint, [Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1869].

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

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