Charles Yeater

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Charles Emmett Yeater, Philippines Governor General.

Charles Emmett Yeater[1] (April 24, 1861 – July 20, 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facts and Figures about the Philippines. Bureau of Printing (Manila). 1920. p. 3. 
  2. ^ Missouri State Archives - Death Certificates, 1910-1966
  3. ^ Charles E. Yeater Learning Center Archived October 4, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ IT, Missouri Secretary of State -. "Missouri Legislators XYZ". www.sos.mo.gov. Retrieved 2017-06-27. 
Preceded by
Francis Burton Harrison
Acting Governor-General of the Philippines
1921
Succeeded by
Leonard Wood