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BATES, Joshua



BATES, Joshua, a House Chaplain; born in Cohasset, Norfolk County, Mass., March 20, 1776; graduated from Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., 1800; S.T.D., Yale College, New Haven, Conn., 1818; ordained in the Congregational Church, Dedham, Mass., 1803; teacher; pastor in a church in Dedham Church, Mass., 1803–1818; president, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt., 1818–1839; elected Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives to the Twenty-sixth Congress (February 4, 1840–July 21, 1840); pastor in a church in Northborough, Mass., 1841–1842; pastor in a church in Dudley, Mass., 1843–1854; died on January 14, 1854, in Dudley, Mass.

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