Joseph E. Bates

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Joseph E. Bates
Joseph E Bates.jpg
10th Mayor of Denver
In office
Preceded byJohn Harper
Succeeded byFrancis M. Case
18th Mayor of Denver
In office
Preceded byJohn Long Routt
Succeeded byWilliam Scott Lee
Personal details
BornMay 5, 1837
Chautauqua County, New York, U.S.
DiedSeptember 22, 1900 (aged 63)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.

Joseph E. Bates (May 5, 1837 – September 22, 1900) was an American politician who served on the city council and as mayor.[1][2][3]

Bates was born in Chautauqua County, New York and raised in Muskegon County, Michigan. He moved to Denver, Colorado in 1860, where he became involved in working for various businesses. He became active in city politics being elected a city councilor in 1868. Bates established enterprises including the Denver Brewery, Denver Pacific Railroad and the Denver Smelting and Refining Works. Joseph E. Bates was twice elected Mayor of Denver, in 1872 and again in 1885.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History of the Office of the Mayor". City and County of Denver. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ McGrath, Maria Davies (1934). The Real Pioneers of Colorado. The Denver Museum. pp. 37–38. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  3. ^ Joseph E. Bates at Find a Grave