William C. Oates
|29th Governor of Alabama|
December 1, 1894 – December 1, 1896
|Preceded by||Thomas G. Jones|
|Succeeded by||Joseph F. Johnston|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Alabama's 3rd district
March 4, 1881 – November 5, 1894
|Preceded by||William J. Samford|
|Succeeded by||George Paul Harrison, Jr.|
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
|Born||November 30, 1835|
Pike County, Alabama
|Died||September 9, 1910 (aged 74)|
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery|
|Years of service|
William Calvin Oates (either November 30 or December 1, 1833 – September 9, 1910) was a Confederate colonel during the American Civil War. He became a brigadier general in 1898, and also fought in the Spanish–American War.
In between he was a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1870 to 1872, a member of the United States House of Representatives for Alabama from 1881 to 1894, and Governor of Alabama from 1894 to 1896.
William C. Oates was born in Pike County, Alabama. He studied law and passed the bar examination, opening a practice in Abbeville. Oates died in Montgomery, Alabama, and was buried there in Oakwood Cemetery.
Sources[change | change source]
- William C. Oates, The War Between the Union and the Confederacy, The Neale Publishing Company, 1905.
- Glenn W. LaFantasie, Gettysburg Requiem: The Life of William C. Oates, Oxford University Press, 2005.