BATES, George Williams, lawyer; born, Detroit, Nov. 4, 1848; son of Samuel Gershom and Rebecca (Williams) Bates;
educated in public schools of Detroit and at University of Michigan, graduating, degree of B.A., 1870, and M.A.,
1873; married at Detroit, Apr. 26, 1887, Jennie Marie Powler; children: Stanley F. (Cornell University, class of
1911), Virginia Williams. Entered law office of Newberry, Pond & Brown, fall of 1871, and later that of Meddaugh
& Driggs; was admitted to the bar, 1874, and has since practiced alone. Member Detroit and Michigan State Bar
associations, American Bar Association (vice president); member of The National Conference of Commissioners on
Uniform Legislation, 1907-11; member Michigan Commission on Uniform State Laws; councilor Archaeological Institute
of America. Member Society of Colonial Wars, American Historical Association, National Geographic Society, Detroit
Archaeological Society (president), Michigan Society Sons of American Revolution, National Society of Sons of
American Revolution (historian general, 1901-5), New England Society, Detroit, University Alumni Association, Detroit.
Republican. Mason. Clubs: University, Detroit, Bloomfield Hills Country. Recreations: historical research, golf.
Office: 1915 Dime Savings Bank Bldg. Residence: 53 Bagg Street.
The Book of Detroiters
A Biographical Dictionary
Of Leading Living Men
Of The City of Detroit
Second Edition 1914
Edited By: Albert Nelson Marquis
A. N. Marquis & Company
Wayne County, Michigan Biographies
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