Courtesy of the Congress of the United States:
Senator from Nevada; born in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas, August 7, 1890; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1917; engaged as a civil and hydraulic engineer at Reno, Nev., in 1914; during the First World War enlisted as a private in the Field Artillery; promoted to sergeant, and became a lieutenant and regimental intelligence officer, serving in England and France 1917-1919; State engineer of Nevada 1927-1935; special consultant to the United States Senate Military Affairs subcommittee on strategic and critical minerals and materials and for examination of military establishments during the Second World War; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1946; reelected in 1952, and served from January 3, 1947, to January 3, 1959; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 and for election to the United States House of Representatives in 1960; consulting engineer in Washington, D.C., until his death there May 19, 1961; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Va.
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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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