Abraham Yates, Jr.
He was baptised August 23, 1724 in Albany, New York, the son of Christoffel Yates and Catelyntje Winne.
He was a delegate for New York to the Congress of the Confederation in 1787 and 1788 as well as a New York State Senator from 1777 to 1790, and a member of the Council of Appointment in 1777-78 and 1784.
He died June 30, 1796.
His grandsons were Chancellor John Lansing, Jr. and State Treasurer Abraham G. Lansing. His nephew, Robert Yates, represented New York at the Philadelphia Convention in 1787, alongside John Lansing, Jr. and Alexander Hamilton.
- Abraham Yates, Jr. at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Yates's biography at New York State Museum