Member of Congress – Government Official
Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Representative from Illinois; born in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio, November 10, 1880; moved in infancy to Chicago, Ill.; attended the public schools and St. Paul’s School, Concord, N.H.; was graduated from Yale University in 1904; engaged in the real estate business in Chicago, Ill., 1905-1917; served in the United States Navy 1917-1919 and was honorably discharged with the rank of senior lieutenant; vice president of a trust company in Chicago, Ill., 1920-1924; Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in charge of fiscal affairs 1924-1927; national treasurer of American National Red Cross in 1926 and 1927; served as financial adviser to the Polish Government and as director of the Bank of Poland 1927-1930; returned to Chicago in 1931 and resumed banking; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed the banking business; in April 1948 was appointed agent general of the Joint
Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation and served until June 1952; chairman, District of Columbia Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1957-1961; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death December 27, 1980; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
NOTE: His son, Lieutenant A. Peter Dewey, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, is memorialized on this stone. He was a OSS (Office of Strategic Services) Officer throughout World War II and was the first American killed in Vietnam (September 1945).
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard