Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Representative from Alabama; born in Piedmont, Calhoun County, Alabama, November 1, 1912; attended the public schools and Samford College, Birmingham, Alabama; was graduated from the University of Alabama Law School in 1935; was admitted to the bar in 1936 and commenced the practice of law in Anniston, Alabama; practiced law in Talladega 1937-1942; elected to the State senate in 1942, but resigned the same year to enter the United States Navy and served until discharged as a Lieutenant in 1945 with service in both Atlantic and Pacific Theaters; president, Piedmont Development Co., 1945-1950; member of Alabama State Board of Veterans Affairs and city attorney of Piedmont, Alabama, 1948-1950; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-second and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1964 to the Eighty-ninth Congress; resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1979; counsel, Vehicle Equipment Safety Commission, 1965-1972; member, National Highway Safety Advisory Committee, 1966-1970; was a resident of Anniston, Ala., until his death in Potomac, Maryland, on May 9, 1989; 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