James T. Patterson

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James T. Patterson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959
Preceded by Joseph E. Talbot
Succeeded by John S. Monagan
Personal details
Born (1908-10-20)October 20, 1908
Naugatuck, Connecticut
Died February 7, 1989(1989-02-07) (aged 80)
Camden, New Jersey
Political party Republican Party
Alma mater Georgetown University
University of Miami
National University Law School

James Thomas Patterson (October 20, 1908 – February 7, 1989) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Born in Naugatuck, Connecticut, Patterson attended the public schools. He was graduated from Peekskill (New York) Military Academy in 1929 and from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., in 1933. He was in the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 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. He 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.

Patterson was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1959). He was an 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. He was a resident of Bethlehem, Connecticut, until his death in Camden, New Jersey, on February 7, 1989.

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