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Key Figures in the Ratification of the Constitution: Abraham Yates

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Abraham YatesState: New York

Age at Ratifying Convention: 61

Affiliation: Antifederalist

Nom de Plume: possibly Brutus

Date of Birth: August 1724

Date of Death: June 30, 1796

Schooling: Unknown

Occupation: Lawyer

Political Experience: Chairman of Albany Committee of Correspondence, 1774-1776; New York Provincial Congress, 1775-1777; New York State Senate, 1778-1790.

Other Political Activities: Member of Continental Congress, 1787, 1788; Mayor of Albany, New York, 1790-1796.