Representative from Michigan; born in Budapest, June 14, 1890; immigrated to the United States in 1892 with his parents, who settled in Adrian, Pennsylvania; attended the parochial schools in that city, St. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Michigan, St. Bonaventure’s College, Allegany, New York, and St. Ignatius College, Chicago, Illinois; was graduated in medicine from Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, in 1912; practiced medicine in Chicago, Illinois, 912-1923; during the First World War served from September 10, 1917; as a First Lieutenant in the Medical Corps of the United States Army until his discharge on December 26, 1918; Captain in the Medical Reserve Corps 1919-1934; postgraduate course in surgery at Illinois Post Graduate School at Chicago, Illinois, moved to Hamtramck, Wayne County, Michigan, in 1923 and continued the practice of medicine; mayor of Hamtramck 1928-1932 and 1936-1938; member of the Wayne County Board of Supervisors for seven years; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth and Seventy-seventh Congresses (January 3, 1939-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1942 and for election as a Republican in 1948, 1950, 1952, and 1954; resumed practice in Hamtramck, Michigan; died in Hamtramck, Mich., August 31, 1963; 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.
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