Charles Yeater

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Charles Emmett Yeater, Philippines Governor General.

Charles Emmett Yeater[1] (1861 – July 1943[2]) of Sedalia, Missouri was acting Governor-General of the Philippines from March 5, 1921 to October 14, 1921.

From 1901 to 1935, the governor-general was the chief political executive of the Philippines, when the country was governed by the United States of America.

The Charles E. Yeater Learning Center[3] at State Fair Community College in Sedalia is named for him.

He served as Democratic member of the Missouri Senate in 1892, and was a supporter of the legislation to move the Missouri State Capital from Jefferson City to Sedalia, which failed in the popular vote.[4]

He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Sedalia, Missouri.


Preceded by
Francis Burton Harrison
Acting Governor-General of the Philippines
Succeeded by
Leonard Wood