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Representative from Ohio; born near Holmesville, Holmes County, Ohio, November 24, 1901; attended the public schools; College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio; was graduated from the college of law of Ohio State University at Columbus in 1925; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Piqua, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives 1933-1944, serving as minority leader, 1936-1939 and as speaker, 1939-1944; served in the Military Government Forces from December 26, 1943, to October 12, 1945; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress, by special election, November 4, 1947, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert F. Jones; reelected to the twelve succeeding Congresses and served from November 4, 1947, to January 3, 1973; was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; resumed the practice of law in Piqua, Ohio; died in Washington, D.C., February 22, 1980; interment in 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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