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R. Edward Bates

R. Edward Bates, American lawyer, author. Bar: Michigan 71, Illinois 73, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois.


Bates, R. Edward was born on July 28, 1943 in Princeton, Illinois, United States. Son of Schuyler C. and Betty Jane (Werner) Bates.


Bachelor, in Finance, Southern Illinois University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Wayne State University, 1971.


Financial analyst Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, 1965—1971, lawyer, 1971—1973. Counsel Lane Banking Group, Chicago, 1973—1978. Director law Tiger Leasing Corporation, 1978—1980.

Sole practice Naperville, since 1980. Board directors National Head Injury Found, since 1982.


Member of United States Polo Association, DuPage County Bar Association, National Organization Social Security Representatives (state representative 1982-1983), Illinois Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, American Immigration Lawyers Association (associate), Green Valley Polo Club (vice president 1978-1980).


Married E. Ann Smit, December 30, 1964 (divorced 1984). Children: Kristin, Kevin.