Edward White Patterson

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Edward White Patterson (October 4, 1895 - March 6, 1940) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.


Born in Pittsburg, Kansas, Patterson attended the public schools.

During the First World War, he served as a sergeant in the 35th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, from May 1917 to March 1919. After the war, he attended the University of Chicago at Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1922, and was admitted to the bar the same year, commencing practice in Pittsburg, Kansas.

He served as prosecuting attorney of Crawford County, Kansas from 1926 to 1928.


Patterson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Pittsburg, Kansas, until his death in Weir, Kansas, March 6, 1940. He was buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kansas.


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