Member of Congress
Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Representative from Texas; born in Woodward, Woodward County, Oklahoma, April 6, 1910; attended elementary and high school in Mena, Arkansas; B.A., Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College at College Station, 1932; employed in the post office at College Station, Texas, 1932-1940; enlisted, on October 5, 1940, in the United States Army, being commissioned a First Lieutenant; commanded the First Battalion, Three Hundred and Fourteenth Infantry, Seventy-ninth Division; awarded the Silver Star with two clusters, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart with two clusters; was discharged as a colonel at Walter Reed General Hospital September 6, 1946; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress, by special election, August 24, 1946, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Luther A. Johnson; reelected to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served from August 24, 1946, until his resignation December 31, 1978; chairman, Select Committee on Education, Training, and Loan Programs of World War II Veterans (Eighty-first and Eighty-second Congresses), Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (Eighty-fourth through Ninety-second Congresses), Committee on Science and Astronautics (Ninety-third Congress), Committee on Science and Technology (Ninety-fourth and Ninety-fifth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; resided in Washington, D.C., until his death in Bethesda, Md., January 23, 1981; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
TEAGUE, FREDDIE D
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/23/1910
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/21/2004
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/01/2004
- BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 434-LH
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF TEAGUE, OLIN E COL US ARMY
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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