Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Representative from Michigan; born in Gardner, Worcester County, Massachusetts, March 3, 1893; attended the common and high schools at Gardner, Massachusetts, and the Detroit (Michigan) Technical Institute; was graduated from the Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan, in 1915; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Detroit, Michigan; during the First World War served overseas as a Second Lieutenant in a machine gun company of the Twenty-sixth Infantry, First Division, 1917-1919; after the war he settled in Port Huron, Michigan, and resumed the practice of law; assistant police judge of Port Huron in 1921; assistant prosecuting attorney of St. Clair County, Michigan, 1922-1926; prosecuting attorney 1927-1930; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second and to the twelve succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1957); chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses), Joint Committee on Economic Report (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; in 1958, appointed a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation by President Eisenhower and served as chairman until January 1964; resided in Chevy Chase, Maryland, until his death, January 28, 1969; 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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard