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Representative from Maryland; born Gladys Blossom Noon in New York City, March 1, 1918; attended public schools in New York City and Washington, D.C.; attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; graduate school, United States Department of Agriculture; taught in Prince Georges (Md.) County schools; member, Prince Georges County Board of Commissioners, 1962-1970; councilwoman at large, 1971-1974; appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, 1967; president, National Association of Counties, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1975, until removed from Congress by H. Res. 80, February 24, 1981, due to an incapacitating illness; was a resident of Laurel, Md., until her death in Rockville, Md., on June 19, 1988; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
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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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