Robert Yates

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Birthday
27, 1738
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 9, 1801 (63)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
27, 1738
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Sep 9, 1801 (63)

About

Remembered for his Anti-Federalist views, this eighteenth-century American politician wrote a series of pseudonymously-published essays that decried the United States Constitution. Also a lawyer and judge, he served on the New York Supreme Court beginning in late 1777.

Before Fame

After studying surveying for a time, he pursued a career in law, supplementing his early legal income by creating maps.

Trivia

In 1790, he became Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court of New York.

Family Life

Following their 1765 wedding, he and his wife Jannette Van Ness welcomed six children.

Associated With

Early in his career, he was a law clerk for future New Jersey governor and United States Constitution signer William Livingston.