\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
September 4, 1793
Edward Bates is born
Although he was born in Virginia on September 4, 1793, Edward Bates spent his adult life in Missouri. Governor McNair appointed Bates as Missouri's first attorney general in 1821. Bates remained active in politics and, in 1861, President Lincoln appointed him US Attorney General.
"Dictionary of Missouri Biography," edited by Lawrence O. Christensen, et, c/1999, pages 40-41