• Born date: 1747-08-23
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death year: 1826
Peter W. Yates

Peter Waldron Yates (August 23, 1747 – 1826) was a lawyer and statesman from Albany, New York. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1786.Yates was the son of John G. and Rebecca Waldron Yates. His father was a blacksmith in Albany, but also owned a farm in Rensselaerswyck (in what is today the town of Bethlehem). Despite his background as one child in a large working-class family, Peter acquired an education, and read for the law.