Courtesy of the Congress of the United States:
Senator from Oregon; born on a farm near Jefferson, Marion County, Oregon, October 13, 1883; attended the public schools; graduated from Oregon State Agricultural College at Corvallis in 1902 and from the University of Oregon at Eugene in 1906; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Pendleton, Umatilla County, in 1909; also interested in agricultural pursuits; deputy district attorney 1909-1910, district attorney 1912-1916; member, State senate 1916-1917; enlisted in the United States Army during the First World War and served from 1917 to 1919 in the Sixty-fifth Field Artillery, with rank of first lieutenant; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1926; reelected in 1932 and served from March 4, 1927, until January 31, 1938, when he resigned; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in Executive Departments (Seventy-second Congress); continued the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there February 3, 1939; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, 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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard