PATTERSON, James Thomas, (1908 - 1989)


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PATTERSON, James Thomas, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Naugatuck, New Haven County, Conn., on October 20, 1908; attended the public schools; was graduated from Peekskill (N.Y.) Military Academy in 1929 and from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1933; University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., B.A., in 1934, and from National University Law School (now George Washington University), LL.B., Washington, D.C., 1939; while attending school worked for the Connecticut highway department from 1924 to 1933, U.S. Rubber Company in 1934, for the United States Department of Labor 1934-1937, for the Social Security Board in 1937 and 1938, and for the United States Treasury 1938-1940; served with the United States Marine Corps and the Office of Strategic Services from September 1941 until discharged as a major in July 1946, with overseas service in the African and European Theaters and in India, Burma, and China; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress, for election in 1960 to the Eighty-seventh Congress, and in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; was a resident of Bethlehem, Conn., until his death in Camden, N.J., on February 7, 1989.