Thomas Patterson (Pennsylvania politician)

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Thomas Patterson (October 1, 1764 – November 16, 1841) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Thomas Patterson (half brother of John Patterson) was born in Little Britain Township, Pennsylvania. He moved with his parents to Pattersons Mills, Pennsylvania, in 1778. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and operated a flour mill. He served as a major general of militia in the War of 1812.

Patterson was elected as a Republican to the Fifteenth Congress and the two succeeding Congresses and reelected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress. He did not seek renomination in 1824. He resumed former business pursuits and died in Cross Creek Township, Pennsylvania, in 1841. Interment in West Middletown Cemetery in West Middletown, Pennsylvania.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Aaron Lyle
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Brown
Preceded by
Patrick Farrelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph Lawrence