Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., February 25, 1893; moved to Oil City, Pa., in 1915; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a sergeant in the Fifty-first Infantry Regiment of the Sixth Division; served on the Defense Council of Venango County; member of the State Board of Appeals of the Selective Service System; executive secretary of the Oil City Chamber of Commerce; member of the National Migratory Bird Conservation Commission 1958-1963; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1943, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 15, 1963; 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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