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George Handy Bates

state legislator

George Handy Bates, American state legislator. member Delaware Legislature, 1882-1883, speaker of house, 1883; member board park commissioner City of Wilmington, 1883-1894.

Background

Bates, George Handy was born on November 19, 1845 in Dover, Delaware, United States. Son of Judge Daniel Moore Bates.

Education

Attended University of Pennsylvania, 1862-1864, Harvard Law School.

Career

Admitted to Delaware bar, 1869, practiced in Wilmington, 1869-1870, 89-1916. Deputy attorney general Delaware, 1870-1874. Delegate nat. Democratic convs., 1880, 84, 88.

Member Delaware Legislature, 1882-1883, speaker of house, 1883. Member board park commissioner City of Wilmington, 1883-1894. Special agent to investigate affairs in Samoa, 1886-1889.

Moved to Philadelphia, 1896.

Membership

Member Delaware Legislature, 1882-1883, speaker of house, 1883. Member board park commissioner City of Wilmington, 1883-1894.

Connections

Married Elizabeth B. Russell, May 26, 1870.

father:
Judge Daniel Moore Bates. Bates

spouse:
Elizabeth B. Russell