Edward White PATTERSON, Congress, KS (1895-1940)


PATTERSON, Edward White, a Representative from Kansas; born in Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kans., October 4, 1895; attended the public schools; during the First World War served as a sergeant in the Thirty-fifth Division, American Expeditionary Forces, from May 1917 to March 1919; after the war attended the University of Chicago at Chicago, Ill.; was graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1922; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Pittsburg, Kans.; prosecuting attorney of Crawford County, Kans., 1926-1928; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1939); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Pittsburg, Kans., until his death in Weir, Kans., March 6, 1940; interment in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kans.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present