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Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Reading, Berks County, Pa., May 3, 1857; attended the public schools, and was graduated from the Reading High School in 1872 and Yale College in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and commenced practice in Reading, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives 1883-1886; served in the State senate 1889-1896; captain of Company G, Ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, in the war with Spain in 1898; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel Ermentrout; reelected to the Fifty-seventh Congress and served from November 7, 1899, to March 3, 1903; was not a candidate for renomination; editor of the Reading Telegram 1903-1912 and of the Reading Times 1911-1913; resumed the practice of law in Reading, Pa.; also admitted to the bar in Texas in 1920; engaged in oil operation in the midcontinent oil field; died in Reading, Pa., on December 29, 1929; interment 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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