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Quaker Politicians in Virginia
(Religious Society of Friends)

  Edward Bates (1793-1869) — of St. Louis, Mo. Born in Belmont, Goochland County, Va., September 4, 1793. Republican. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from St. Louis County, 1820; Missouri state attorney general, 1820-21; member of Missouri state house of representatives, 1822, 1834; U.S. Attorney for Missouri, 1824-27; U.S. Representative from Missouri at-large, 1827-29; member of Missouri state senate 5th District, 1830-31; state court judge in Missouri, 1853-56; candidate for Republican nomination for President, 1860; U.S. Attorney General, 1861-64. Quaker. Died in St. Louis, Mo., March 25, 1869 (age 75 years, 202 days). Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Fleming Bates (1742-1803) and Caroline Matilda (Woodson) Bates (born 1751); brother of Frederick Bates and James Woodson Bates; married, May 29, 1823, to Julia Davenport Coalter; third cousin once removed of Samuel Hughes Woodson, Silas Woodson, Daniel Woodson and John Archibald Woodson; third cousin twice removed of Urey Woodson (1859-1939).
  Political family: Woodson family of Jessamine County, Kentucky.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Noah Haynes Swayne (1804-1884) — also known as Noah H. Swayne — of Franklin County, Ohio. Born in Frederick County, Va., December 7, 1804. Republican. Member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1830; U.S. Attorney for Ohio, 1830-39; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856 (Convention Vice-President); Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1862-81; retired 1881. Quaker. Member, Freemasons. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., June 8, 1884 (age 79 years, 184 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  See also federal judicial profile — NNDB dossier
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