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Donald Ross Patterson

Donald Ross Patterson, American lawyer, educator. Member East Texas Estate Planning Council; Member College of State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Association, Smith County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Masons, Rotary (past president), Shriners, Toastmasters (past president), Phi Delta Phi.

Background

  • Patterson, Donald Ross was born on September 9, 1939. Son of Sam Ashley and Marguerite (Robinson) Patterson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Texas Tech University, 1961. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1964. Master of Laws, Southern Methodist University, 1972.

    Career

    • Commissioned lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, 1964, advanced through grades to lieutenant Commander, 1969. Assistant officer in charge Naval Petroleum Reserve, Bakersfield, California, 1970-1972. Staff judge advisory Kenitra, Morocco, 1972-1976.

      Officer in charge Naval Legal Services Office, Whidbey Island, Washington, 1976-1979. Head military Justice division, Subic Bay, The Philippines, 1979-1981. Retired United States Navy, 1982.

      Private practice Tyler, Texas, since 1982. Former instructor University Maryland, Chapman College, University LaVerne, Tyler Junior College, Jarvis Christian College, University Texas, Tyler.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Texas 1964, United States Court Claims 1970, United States Court Customs and Patent Appeals 1970, United States Court Military Appeals 1970, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1970, United States District Court (eastern district) Texas 1982, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1991, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1994. Board certified in immigration and naturalization law, Texas.

    Politics

    Every Christian of voting age should exercise his or her God-given responsibility and constitutionally guaranteed right to engage in the political life by voting in every appropriate election.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    God has revealed and continues to reveal God's self through the Bible, through the created order, through mighty acts in history, and, preeminently, through God the Son, Jesus Christ.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. During this change, the outward begins to reflect the inward and is something you will neither fear nor regret, but embrace.

    Membership

    Member East Texas Estate Planning Council. Member College of State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Association, Smith County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Masons, Rotary (past president), Shriners, Toastmasters (past president), Phi Delta Phi.

    Connections

    • Married Peggy Ann Schulte, May 1, 1965. Children: D. Ross, Jerome Ashley, Gretchen Anne.
    • father: Sam Ashley Patterson
    • mother: Marguerite (Robinson) Patterson
    • spouse: Peggy Ann Schulte
    • children: D. Ross Patterson
    • Jerome Ashley Patterson
    • Gretchen Anne Patterson
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