Charles Emory Patton

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Charles Emory Patton (July 5, 1859 – December 15, 1937) was a U.S. Representative from the state of Pennsylvania. He was the son of John Patton and the brother of John Patton, Jr..

Patton was born in Curwensville, Pennsylvania and attended the common schools. He graduated from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1878 and engaged in the lumber business. He owned and operated the Curwensville Electric Co., and then engaged in the construction contracting business. He was director of the Curwensville National Bank, a member of the school board, serving as president, and a member of the city council, and served as burgess.

He was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second and Sixty-third Congresses, serving from March 4, 1911 to March 3, 1915. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1914. He was appointed secretary of agriculture for the State of Pennsylvania October 15, 1915, and served in this capacity until January 22, 1920.

He retired to a farm near West Grove, Pennsylvania and resumed his interest in agricultural pursuits. He died on his estate, aged 78, and is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery in Curwensville.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles F. Barclay
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles H. Rowland