Courtesy of the Congress of the United States:
Representative and a Senator from Missouri; born in St. Louis, Mo., June 25, 1903; attended the public schools; graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1924 and from the law department of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., in 1926; admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced practice in St. Louis; served as assistant circuit attorney for St. Louis 1929-1934; served as a colonel on the Governor’s staff 1932-1936; lecturer on criminal jurisprudence at the Benton College of Law, St. Louis, Mo., 1934-1938; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, and Seventy-sixth Congresses and served from January 3, 1935, until his resignation on December 31, 1940, to become a candidate for circuit attorney of St. Louis; circuit attorney for the city of St. Louis 1941-1944; served as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve during Second World War 1941-1943; resumed the practice of law; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1950, reelected in 1956, and served from January 3, 1951, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 13, 1960; chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration (Eighty-fifth and Eighty-sixth Congresses); interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Fort Myer, Virginia.
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