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Representative from Massachusetts; born in Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts., December 27, 1898; attended the public schools; served as a Private in the United States Army at Camp Lee, Virginia, in 1918; was graduated from the law department of Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1920 and commenced practice in Clinton, Massachusetts; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1924, 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943); was not a candidate for renomination in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Washington, D.C., where he resided until his death September 1, 1980; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 1, Grave 761-B. His wife, Constance Dudley Casey (10 February 1915-29 January 1988) is buried with him.
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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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