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William Neff Patman

William Neff Patman, former United States Representative from Texas. Bar: Texas bar 1953. President Jackson County (Texas) United Fund, 1960; chairman official board stewards First Methodist Church, Ganado, 1960's. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1945-1946. Member Texas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ganado Junior Chamber of Commerce (charter), Phi Alpha Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

  • Patman, William Neff was born on March 26, 1927 in Texarkana, Texas, United States. Son of John William Wright and Merle (Connor) Patman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, Austin, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, Austin, 1953.

    Career

    • Diplomatic courier United States Foreign Service, 1949-1950. Legal examiner, oil and gas division Texas R.R. Commission, 1953-1955. Individual practice law, owner, operator farm and ranch Ganado, Texas, 1955—2008.

      City attorney City of Ganado, 1955-1960. Member Texas State Senate, 1961-1981, United States Congress from 14th Texas District, 1981—1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas bar 1953.

    Politics

    Some people think that involvement in political life is something Christians should avoid. But God is present everywhere, including political institutions.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Membership

    President Jackson County (Texas) United Fund, 1960. Chairman official board stewards First Methodist Church, Ganado, 1960's. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1945-1946.

    Member Texas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ganado Junior Chamber of Commerce (charter), Phi Alpha Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: American Legion, Farm Bureau Lodges: Masons (past master).

    Connections

    • Married Carrin Foreman Mauritz, September 5, 1953. 1 child, Carrin Foreman.
    • father: John William Wright Patman
    • mother: Merle (Connor) Patman
    • spouse: Carrin Foreman Mauritz
    • child: Carrin Foreman Patman
    William Neff Patman
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    Born March 26, 1927
    Died December 9, 2008
    (aged 81)
    Nationality
    • 1953
      University Texas
    • 1953
      University Texas
    • 1949 - 1950
      Diplomatic courier United States Foreign Service
    • 1953 - 1955
      legal examiner
    • 1955 - 2008
      individual practice, law
      Texas, United States
    • 1955 - 1960
      city attorney, City of Ganado
    • 1961 - 1981
      member, Texas State Senate
    • 1981 - 1984
      member, Texas State Senate