Born at Chevy Chase, Maryland, June 10, 1909, he received a B.S. degree at Yale, 1931 and later graduated from the George Washington Univeristy Law School. He married Virginia Plugge, September 1, 1938.
He was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar in 1935, and practiced law in that city, 1935-41 and 1945-54. He served as Commissioner, U.S. Court of Clains, 1954-69; Judge, United States District Court, Customs and Patent Appeals. 1969-79; and was a patent adviser, the Manhattan Project (Atomic Bomb) in 1943. He served as a Commander, United States Navy Reserve throughout World War II.
He died at Washington, D.C. on May 30, 1979 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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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