Edward Bates Statue
Overview for Edward Bates Statue in Forest Park
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Park: Forest Park
This statue was dedicated in 1876 concurrently with the official dedication of Forest Park, and thus was the first statue to be installed in the park.Bates was a lawyer and rose to the position of Attorney General in President Lincoln's Cabinet from 1961-1964. He was also a prominent Missouri politician.
Sculptor: J. Wilson McDonald
Year Dedicated: 1876