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Representative from Maryland; born in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., May 2, 1879; attended the common schools; was graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1900 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1903; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Boston, Mass.; returned to Baltimore, Md., in 1904 and continued the practice of law; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Sixty-first Congress in 1908; United States attorney for the district of Maryland 1910-1915; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Baltimore in 1915; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; judge advocate for the Fifteenth Division, and attached to the Fourteenth Cavalry, Mexican border service, from August 26 to December 15, 1916; during the First World War was major and lieutenant colonel in the United States Army in 1918 and 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1927); unsuccessful candidate for the Senate in 1926; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress and in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; moved to New York City in 1937 and continued the practice of law; returned in 1940 to Annapolis, Md.; died in Washington, D.C., May 23, 1941; 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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