Joseph C. Yates

Joseph Christopher Yates ( born November 9, 1768 in Schenectady, New York, † March 19, 1837 ) was an American politician and 1823-1825 Governor of the State of New York.

Early years and political rise

Joseph Yates attended the public schools of his home. After studying law, he began in his hometown of Schenectady to work as a lawyer. Politically, he was a member of the founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. Between 1798 and 1808 he was mayor of his hometown. Since 1805 to 1808 he also belonged to the Senate from New York. From 1808 to 1822 he was a judge on the state Supreme Court.

Governor of New York

On November 6, 1822 Yates was elected governor of his state. He took office on January 1, 1823 it was up to the January 1, 1825 exercise. During this time, new additions to the Constitution were adopted, which related primarily to the management. After his otherwise little eventful tenure, Yates withdrew from politics. He died in March 1837 in his hometown of Schenectady. Joseph Yates was married three times and had three daughters.