Biography of John T. Bates
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Bates, John T., was born in Boston, November 25, 1831, a son of Ezekiel and Lois (Daggett) Bates. His father was a contractor in Boston, retiring from active work in 1849 and moved to Attleborough, where he died March 17, 1871. John T. Bates was educated in Boston, learned the hardware business and on June 1 came to Attleborough, where he remained on his father's farm until 1862, when he was appointed assistant assessor of internal revenue. In 1869 he was elected secretary of the Attleborough Loan Association; in 1876 was elected secretary and treasurer of the Attleborough Savings & Loan Association; in 1871 was elected to the Legisla. ture; in 1889 was appointed town clerk, which office he has filled for eleven years; and in 1887 was elected town treasurer. In 1865 Mr. Bates married Sarah S., daughter of Nathan and Margaret Hawes. Mr. Bates is one of the conservative men of the town, taking an intelligent interest in educational and religious institutions and has ever advanced the best interests of his town and town's people. He is a member of Bristol Lodge; Attleborough Council; King Hiram Chapter; Bristol Commandery; Eastern Star; and of the Old School Boys' Association.

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