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A Representative from Michigan. Born in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey., May 23, 1873; moved with his parents to Hancock, Michigan, in 1876; attended the public schools; student at local college in Albion, Michigan., in 1890 and 1891; treasurer of Houghton County, Michigan, 1900-1904; engaged in real estate and insurance business; served as a private in Company F of the Thirty-fourth Regiment, Michigan Volunteer Infantry, during the Spanish-American War; member of the board of aldermen of Hancock 1906-1908; mayor of Hancock 1908 and 1909; member of the State senate 1910-1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1935); chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Seventy-first Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; died in Arlington, Va., November 17, 1945; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.
JAMES, WILLIAM FRANK
- PRIVATE F 34 MICHIGAN INF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/1945
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/20/1945
- BURIED AT: SECTION 22 SITE 15005-B
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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