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Representative from California; born in Brea, Orange County, California, May 6, 1915; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of California in 1937; attended the University of Michigan Law School in 1938 and was graduated from the University of Southern California Law School in 1940; was admitted to the bar in 1940 and began practice in Long Beach, California; enlisted in the United States Navy in July 1940 and advanced to the rank of commander; rear admiral, Naval Reserve; attorney with the Atomic Energy Commission at Los Alamos, New Mexico, and special assistant United States district attorney for New Mexico in 1948; returned to Long Beach, California, to private practice; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election in 1950 to the Eighty-seccond Congress; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1953, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; president of the American Nuclear Energy Council, Washington, D.C., 1975-1979; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on October 11, 1982, aboard a cruise ship bound for Mexico; interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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