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Isaac Chapman Bates (January 23, 1779 – March 16, 1845) was an American politician from Massachusetts.

He was born in Granville, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale College in 1802. He practiced law in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1808.

Political career

Massachusetts House of Representatives

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1808–1809).

United States House of Representatives

Bates was elected to the United States House of Representatives (March 4, 1827 – March 3, 1835), where he was an Anti-Jacksonian. He was chairman of the in the Twenty-first Congress. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1834.

United States Senate

He was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy in the term ending March 3, 1841, caused by the resignation of John Davis and on the same day elected for the term commencing March 4, 1841, and served from January 13, 1841, until his death. He was chairman of the (Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth Congresses); interment in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Massachusetts.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Samuel Lathrop
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1827-March 3, 1835
Succeeded by
William B. Calhoun
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
John Davis
U.S. senator (Class 2) from Massachusetts
January 13, 1841 - March 16, 1845
Served alongside: Daniel Webster, Rufus Choate
Succeeded by
John Davis