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Representative from Ohio; born in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, May 6, 1904; attended St. Patrick’s grade school and St. John’s College in Toledo, Ohio; served in the United States Navy as pharmacist’s mate 1923-1927 and in the Naval Fleet Reserve 1927-1939; worked for Dana Corp., Toledo, Ohio, 1928-1937; official of United Automobile Workers’ Union 1938-1948; member of the Ohio State house of representatives in 1941 and 1942; member of Toledo city council 1944-1948; vice mayor of Toledo in 1948; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 to the Eighty-second Congress; labor and manpower adviser in the National Production Authority in 1951; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1952 to the Eighty-third Congress; moved to Alexandria, Va.; legislative representative, United Automobile Workers’ Union; died in Arlington, Va., September 12, 1959; 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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