Biography of George W. Bates
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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.

From:
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
Chicago 1914.

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