Isaac C. Bates

Isaac Chapman Bates (January 23, 1779  March 16, 1845) was an American politician from Massachusetts.

Isaac Chapman Bates
United States Senator
from Massachusetts
In office
January 13, 1841  March 16, 1845
Preceded byJohn Davis
Succeeded byJohn Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1827  March 3, 1835
Preceded bySamuel Lathrop
Succeeded byWilliam B. Calhoun
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1779-01-23)January 23, 1779
Granville, Massachusetts
DiedMarch 16, 1845(1845-03-16) (aged 66)
Washington, D.C.
Political partyFederalist
Alma materYale College

He was born in Granville, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale College in 1802. He practiced law in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1808.

Political career

Massachusetts House of Representatives

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1808–1809).

United States House of Representatives

Bates was elected to the United States House of Representatives (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1835), where he was an Anti-Jacksonian. He was chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Military Pensions in the Twenty-first Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1834.

United States Senate

He was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1841, caused by the resignation of John Davis and on the same day elected for the term commencing March 4, 1841, and served from January 13, 1841, until his death. He was chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Pensions (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); interment in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts.

See also

  • United States Congress. "Isaac C. Bates (id: B000233)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • "Memoir of Hon. I.C. Bates, Late United States Senator from Massachusetts." American Whig Review 3 (February 1846): 186-192.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Lathrop
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1827-March 3, 1835
Succeeded by
William B. Calhoun
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
John Davis
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Massachusetts
January 13, 1841 - March 16, 1845
Served alongside: Daniel Webster, Rufus Choate
Succeeded by
John Davis
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