Alan Bates (politician)

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Alan Bates
Alan Bates 2010.jpg
Member of the Oregon Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
January 2005 – August 5, 2016
Succeeded by Kevin Talbert
Member of the Oregon House of Representatives
In office
January 2001 – January 2005
Succeeded by Peter J. Buckley
Personal details
Born Alan Curtis Bates
(1945-03-17)March 17, 1945
Seattle, Washington
Died August 5, 2016(2016-08-05) (aged 71)
Rogue River, Oregon, U.S.
Nationality United States of America
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Laurie
Children Kim Bates, Krista Bates, Keri Bates, Curtis Bates, Samantha Bates Tipler
Residence Ashland, Oregon
Alma mater Central Washington University
Kansas City University
Occupation Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Alan Curtis Bates (March 17, 1945 – August 5, 2016) was an American osteopathic physician and a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Oregon.[1] He was a member of the Oregon State Senate, representing the 3rd District since 2005. Previously he was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives from 2000 through 2004.


Alan C. Bates graduated with a bachelor's degree from Central Washington University. In 1977, he graduated from Kansas City University with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.[2] Sen. Bates was instrumental in implementing the Oregon Health Plan, a statewide insurance plan designed to cover low-income residents during the first tenure of Governor John Kitzhaber.[3]


Bates died of a myocardial infarction on August 5, 2016, while fly fishing with his son on the Rogue River.[4]

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  1. ^ Raymond, Rose (November 20, 2012). "Election 2012: DOs bring health expertise to state, national offices". The DO. Archived from the original on 31 December 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Oregon state Sen. Alan Bates, DO, remembered as leader, lifesaver". The DO. August 9, 2016. 
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  4. ^ Matsumoto, Samantha (August 6, 2016). "Oregon senator Alan Bates dies at age 71". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2016-08-08. 

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