Benjamin M. Coates

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Benjamin M. Coates (September 8, 1819 – August 26, 1880) was an American miner, businessman, and politician.

Born in New Harmony, Indiana, Coates moved to Platteville, Wisconsin and was involved in mining. He moved to California in 1849 and returned in 1853. He operated a linseed mill and was in the merchandise business. In 1863, he moved to Boscobel, Wisconsin and was in the banking business. Coates served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1869[1] and 1875. He was a Republican.[1] He died in Boscobel, Wisconsin.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b "The Legislature of 1869". Semi-Weekly Wisconsin. November 14, 1868. p. 1. Retrieved April 9, 2017 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ History of Grant County, 1881, Biographical Sketch of Benjamin M. Coates, p. 928.
  3. ^ Collections-State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Historical Society, 1882, Wisconsin Necrology-1880, p. 449.

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