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Ted Bates
7th Mayor of Warren, Michigan

In office
April 1967 – November 6, 1981
Preceded by William (Bill) Shaw[1]
Succeeded by James R. Randlett
Personal details
Born September 30, 1926[2]
Detroit, MI[3]
Died February 20, 2011
Traverse City, Michigan[3]
Political party Democratic
Residence Warren, Michigan, US
Profession Mayor (deceased)

Ted Bates (September 30, 1926 – February 20, 2011) was a politician from Michigan. He was the longest serving mayor of Warren, Michigan.[4][5] Warren the largest city in Macomb County, the third largest city in Michigan, and Metro Detroit's largest suburb.[6][7]

Bates' served as mayor for longer than any of the prior eight Warren mayors since the city was converted from a village to a city form of government in 1957. He challenged federal officials over low-income housing. Before he first decided to run for mayor he was the city treasurer. He initially had backing from the political machine that Warren's first mayor, Arthur J. Miller, which enabled him to defeat his predecessor three-term incumbent William "Bill" Shaw. A strike by the city's sanitation workers also contributed to this outcome.[4]

He led the Warren's protest against the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the 1970's, when they attempted to require the Warren to desegregate the suburbs by developing low-income housing. Angry protesters began rocking former Michigan governor and HUD Secretary George Romney's car when visited Lincoln High School to explain the federal government's stance on the matter. He escaped the crowd with help from the State Police.[4][8][9]

Bates was a World War II Navy veteran. His rank was Seaman First Class.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "City of Warren, MI - Past Mayors". https://www.cityofwarren.org/index.php/past-mayors. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Ted Bates Obituary - Mount Clemens, MI | The Macomb Daily". Legacy.com. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/macombdaily/obituary.aspx?n=ted-bates&pid=148841434. Retrieved 2019-06-10. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Ted Bates Obituary - Roscommon, Michigan - D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home". http://temrowski.tributes.com/obituary/show/Ted-Bates-90900873. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Writer, Norb Franz Macomb Daily Staff. "Former Warren mayor Ted Bates dies". https://www.macombdaily.com/news/former-warren-mayor-ted-bates-dies/article_6038b8c0-9fe5-5411-ac0c-53f2ac792a2b.html. 
  5. "Former Warren mayor dies". https://www.candgnews.com/news/former-warren-mayor-dies. 
  6. "Warren, MI - Warren, Michigan Map & Directions - MapQuest". http://www.mapquest.com/us/michigan/warren-mi-282040120. 
  7. US Census Bureau Public Information Office. "U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Michigan's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistricting - 2010 Census - Newsroom - U.S. Census Bureau". https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn106.html. 
  8. Lamb, Charles M. (24 January 2005). "Housing Segregation in Suburban America since 1960: Presidential and Judicial Politics". Cambridge University Press. https://books.google.com/books?id=ip09QJaFaiQC&pg=PA86&lpg=PA86&dq=Mayor+ted+bates&source=bl&ots=qW5hcEJ5LX&sig=ACfU3U0xRjmzNITRKBrDbAG8lXGvVBLsiA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwichdm5zdLiAhVNKKwKHSaiBsc4ChDoATADegQIBxAB#v=onepage&q=Mayor+ted+bates&f=false. 
  9. Bonastia, Christopher (16 November 2010). "Knocking on the Door: The Federal Government's Attempt to Desegregate the Suburbs". Princeton University Press. https://books.google.com/books?id=ywnaezNtrr0C&pg=PA106&lpg=PA106&dq=Mayor+ted+bates&source=bl&ots=edKYuyRjWx&sig=ACfU3U2gCLW7iRsSZ2fV-p6m6KMFHnxvxQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwichdm5zdLiAhVNKKwKHSaiBsc4ChDoATAEegQIBhAB#v=onepage&q=Mayor+ted+bates&f=false. 

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