Frank Porter Patterson

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Frank Porter Patterson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
Preceded by David William Strachan
Succeeded by David William Strachan
Constituency Dewdney
Personal details
Born (1876-12-24)December 24, 1876
St. John County, New Brunswick
Died February 10, 1938(1938-02-10) (aged 61)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political party British Columbia Conservative Party
Spouse(s) Lillian Patterson
Occupation physician, surgeon

Frank Porter Patterson (December 24, 1876 – February 10, 1938) was a physician and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Dewdney in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1937 to 1938 as a Conservative.[1] Patterson served as leader of the Conservative Party from July 1936 until his death in 1938.[2]

He was born in St. John County, New Brunswick and was educated there and at McGill University, receiving an M.D.. Patterson continued with post-graduate studies in Europe. He served as chief surgeon of the bone and joint department for the Vancouver General Hospital and St. Paul's Hospital. Patterson served in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War I. He ran unsuccessfully for the Vancouver-Burrard seat in the provincial assembly in an 1936 by-election. Patterson lived in Vancouver.[3] He was the Leader of the Opposition in the provincial assembly from June 1937 until his death[4] in Vancouver at the age of 61 on February 10, 1938.[5]

Patterson was the first orthopaedic surgeon in British Columbia.[6]


  1. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  2. ^ "Party Leaders in British Columbia 1900-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Roberts, Charles G. D.; Tunnell, Arthur L. Canadian Who's Who, 1936-1937. Vol. II. 
  4. ^ "Leaders of the Opposition in British Columbia 1903-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-20. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-09-10. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Frank Porter Patterson fonds". British Columbia Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2011-09-10.