John M. Pattison
|John M. Pattison|
|43rd Governor of Ohio|
January 8, 1906 – June 18, 1906
|Lieutenant||Andrew L. Harris|
|Preceded by||Myron T. Herrick|
|Succeeded by||Andrew L. Harris|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
|Preceded by||Albert C. Thompson|
|Succeeded by||Charles H. Grosvenor|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Hamilton County district
January 5, 1874 – January 2, 1876
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 4th district
February 1890 – March 3, 1891
|Preceded by||Thomas Q. Ashburn|
|Succeeded by||Joseph J. McMaken|
June 13, 1847|
|Died||June 18, 1906
|Resting place||Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford|
|Alma mater||Ohio Wesleyan University
Cincinnati Law School
John M. Pattison (June 13, 1847 – June 18, 1906) was a Democratic politician from Ohio. Pattison was the 43rd Governor of Ohio, serving for a shorter period than any other person elected to the office before his death.
Pattison was born near Owensville, Ohio. He joined the Union Army during the American Civil War in 1864. After the war ended, Pattison attended Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating in 1869. He graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1872, and was admitted to the bar in 1872. Pattison briefly served in the Ohio House of Representatives in 1873 before working as an executive at an insurance company. Pattison was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1890 after briefly serving in the Ohio State Senate. He served one term from 1891 to 1893, but lost an 1892 bid for re-election. Pattison was elected governor in 1905. He entered office in January 1906 and served until his death in June.
Pattison attended his inauguration, but returned home ill that day. He never again returned to the executive office. Pattison directed the government from his bed until he died at his home Promont, near Milford, Ohio. His cause of death was Bright's disease.
He is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Milford, Ohio. His is one of two "famous" interments at this cemetery, the other being the Baseball Hall of Famer Eppa Rixey (May 3, 1891 - February 28, 1963).
In 2004, Pattison Elementary School was built in Milford as John Pattison's namesake. The school educates students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
- Powell, Thomas Edward, ed. (1913). The Democratic party of the state of Ohio: a comprehensive history 1. The Ohio Publishing Company. pp. 410–413.
- Sandles, A P; Doty, E W (eds.). The biographical annals of Ohio 1906-1907-1908 : A handbook of the Government and Institutions of the State of Ohio. State of Ohio. p. 551.
- "Gov. Pattison is dead". New York Times. June 19, 1906. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- Greenlawn Cemetery at Find a Grave.
- Goss, Charles Fredric (1912). Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912 3. Cincinnati: S J Clarke Publishing Company. pp. 369–370.
External sources 
- John M. Pattison at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-11-05
- "Promont House Museum". Greater Milford Area Historical Society. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- John M. Pattison at Find a Grave
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