James K. Bates

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James K. Bates (June 24, 1806 Windham County, Connecticut - June 30, 1872 Watertown, Jefferson County, New York) was an American physician and politician from New York.


He was the son of James Bates and Linda (Fairbanks) Bates (b. 1781). He married Serena L. Massey and they had three children.

He was an Inspector of State Prisons from 1861 to 1866, elected in 1860 on the Republican ticket, and in 1863 on the Union ticket.