Lee Hawse Patteson

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Lee Hawse Patteson
Born (1902-05-28)May 28, 1902
Romney, West Virginia
Died August 2, 1955(1955-08-02) (aged 53)
Mt. Hope, West Virginia
Nationality American
Known for First lady of West Virginia, 1949-1953

Lee Hawse Patteson (1902–1955) was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Okey L. Patteson and served as that state's First Lady, 1949-1953. She was born May 28, 1902 at Romney, West Virginia. She married Okey L. Patteson in 1923. As first lady, she entertained guests and began the tradition of decorating the trees around the West Virginia Governor's Mansion for the holidays. She also obtained a pilot's license while serving as first lady. She died in Mt. Hope, West Virginia on August 2, 1955.[1]


  1. ^ "West Virginia's First Ladies," West Virginia Division of Culture and History, June 2007.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Nancy Massie Meadows
First Lady of West Virginia
1949 – 1953
Succeeded by
Valerie Allen Marland