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Morehead Patterson

Morehead Patterson, industrialist. member advising committee Chase Manhattan Bank 42d St. Branch. Deputy representative United Nations Committee on Disarmament (with rank of ambassador), 1954; Member American Society Legion of Honor, Council Foreign Relations, English-Speaking Union of the United States, Army Ordnance Association, Newcomen Society.

Background

  • Patterson, Morehead was born on October 9, 1897 in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Son of Rufus Lenoir and Margaret Warren (Morehead) Patterson.

  • Education

    • Student Groton School, 1910-1916. Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1920. Student Christ Church, University of Oxford, England, 1920-1921.

      Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1924. Doctor of Humane Letters, Case Institute Technology, 1956.

    Career

    • Killed in action over Germany, September 11, 1944), Herbert Parsons. Married second, Helen Mitchell Clark, June 21, 1945 (deceased). Married 3d, Margaret Tilt Bissell, 1956.

      Admitted to Massachusetts bar, 1924. Law clerk with Holmes & Worthen, attys., Boston, 1924-1925. Assistant counsel, American Machine & Foundry County, New York City, 1926-1928. assistant vice president, 1928-1930, vice president, 1930-1941, president and director, 1941-1943, chairman, 1943-1947, chairman and president, 1947-1958, chairman, chief executive officer. since 1958.

      Vice president, director International Cigar Machinery Company. Director American Machine and Foundry, Ltd. Member advising committee Chase Manhattan Bank 42d St. Branch.

      Deputy representative United Nations Committee on Disarmament (with rank of ambassador), 1954. United States representative International Atomic Energy Agency Negotiations (rank of ambassador), 1954-1955. Chairman board trustees Brookings Institution, since 1959.

      Vice president, member Executive Committee Machinery and Allied Products Institute. Chairman Nuclear Standards board American Standards Association. Trustee National Industrial Conference Board Commissioned Second lieutenant Field Artillery, 1918.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member advising committee Chase Manhattan Bank 42d St. Branch. Deputy representative United Nations Committee on Disarmament (with rank of ambassador), 1954. Member American Society Legion of Honor, Council Foreign Relations, English-Speaking Union of the United States, Army Ordnance Association, Newcomen Society.

    Clubs: Economic. University, Links, River (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Elsie Parsons, September 1921 (divorced 1929).; married second, Helen Mitchell Clark, June 21, 1945 (deceased). Children: Rufus Lenoir III (8th Air Force.
    • father: Rufus Lenoir Patterson
    • mother: Margaret Warren (Morehead) Patterson
    • spouses: Elsie Parsons
    • Helen Mitchell Clark
    • child: Rufus Lenoir III (8th Air Force Patterson
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    Died August 5, 1962
    (aged 64)
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