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Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Waterbury, New Haven County, Conn., September 15, 1902; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1925 and from the law department of Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1931; was admitted to the bar in 1931 and commenced practice in Philadelphia, Pa.; served as deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania 1934-1937; member of the Board of Revision of Taxes of Philadelphia County in 1937; Pennsylvania counsel for Delaware River Bridge Commission in 1938 and 1939; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1932, 1936, 1940, and 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of J. Burrwood Daly; reelected to the Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, and Seventy-ninth Congresses and served from November 7, 1939, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed the practice of law; colonel, United States Air Force (retired), 1954-1962; member of County Board of Law Examiners 1954-1965; consul general, Principality de Monaco (Philadelphia); was a resident of Philadelphia, Pa., until his death there on November 12, 1987; 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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