John Patton (Pennsylvania politician)

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John Patton (January 6, 1823 – December 23, 1897) was a U.S. Representative from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. He was the father of Charles Emory Patton, also a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania (1911–1915), and John Patton Jr., a U.S. Senator from Michigan (1894–1895), and the uncle of William Irvin Swoope, also a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania (1923–1927).

Patton was born in Covington Township, Tioga County, Pennsylvania and moved to Curwensville, Pennsylvania in 1828. He attended the public schools and engaged in mercantile pursuits and lumbering 1844-1860.

He organized the First National Bank of Curwensville in 1864 and was elected its president. He then organized the Curwensville Bank, and was elected its president.

He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852 and to the National Convention in 1860.

Patton was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving from March 4, 1861 to March 3, 1863. He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1862. He was again elected to the Fiftieth Congress, serving from March 4, 1887 to March 3, 1889. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1888, after which he resumed banking.

Patton died in Philadelphia, aged 74, where he had gone for medical treatment, and was interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, in Curwensville, Pennsylvania.

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  • United States Congress. "John Patton (id: P000138)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Chapin Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1861–1863
Succeeded by
Jesse Lazear
Preceded by
Andrew G. Curtin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 20th congressional district

1887–1889
Succeeded by
Edward Scull