Member of Congress
Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:
Representative from Alabama; born in Greenville, Butler County, Ala., April 12, 1933; educated in public schools of Tuscaloosa; University of Alabama, A.B., 1955, and LL.B., 1957; Rotary Foundation Fellow at University of London, England, 1957-1958 (graduate student in international law); commissioned as a Reserve officer, Military Intelligence, Army, 1955; served on active duty as lieutenant, 1958-1959; was admitted to the bar in 1957 and commenced practice in Alabama; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate in 1978 for reelection to the United States House of Representatives but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; businessman; was a resident of McLean, Va., until his death there April 12, 1984; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard