John C. Bates
Chief of Staff of the United States ArmyDied when: 76 years 162 days (917 months)
Star Sign: Virgo
John Coalter Bates (August 26, 1842 – February 4, 1919) was a United States Army officer who served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army from January to April 1906.
Along with Arthur MacArthur Jr., Bates was one of the last American Civil War veterans still on active duty in the United States military at the time of his retirement.