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Edward Worthington Pattison

Edward Worthington Pattison, American lawyer, congressman. Bar: New York 1957.


  • Pattison, Edward Worthington was born on April 29, 1932 in Troy, New York, United States. Son of Edward Hargrave and Elisabeth (Royce) Pattison.

  • Education

    • AB, Cornell University, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, Cornell University, 1957.


    • Partner Smith, Pattison, Sampson & Jones, Troy, 1959-1972, vice president, 1972-1974, Pattison, Herzog, Sampson & Nichols, 1974. Member 94th-95th Congresses from 29th District New York. Committee on judiciary, banking, finance and urban affairs committee, administration committee 94th-96th Congresses from 29th District New York.

      Fellow Kennedy Institute Politics, Harvard University, 1979. Senior university lecturer Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1979-1980. Lecturer Antioch/New England Graduate School, 1981.

      Member Comptrollers Committee on Revision New York State Real Property Tax Law, 1971-1974. Treasurer Capital District Regional Planning Commission, 1970-1974, commissioner, 1974. Member executive committee Rensselaer County Inter-governmental Council, 1972-1974.

      Chairman General Revenue Sharing Commission Rensselaer County, 1973-1974. Chairman Town of Sand Lake Democratic Committee, 1961-1965. Member executive committee Rensselaer County Democratic Committee, 1962-1964.

      Chairman Rensselaer County Citizens for Kennedy-Johnson, 1960. Rensselaer County treasurer, 1969-1974. Candidate United States Congress from 30th District New York, 1970, Rensselaer County Executive, 1973, New York State Senate 41st District, 1980.

      Partner Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, Professional Corporation, 1986-1990. Political commentator television Channel 13, Albany, New York, since 1987. Board directors The Eddy, Inc.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1957.


    • Author: The Marketing of Property Acquired for Taxes, 1972, The Political Parties, Ralph Nader, Where Are You?, 1972, How To Conduct a Tax Sale, 1973. Columnist Daily Gazette, 1988-1990. Commentator Station WNYT-television, Station WQBK.


    Board directors Salvation Army, advisory board, 1964-1971. Board directors Family and Children's Service, Inc., 1965-1973. Board directors United Community Services, secretary, 1966-1970, member executive committee, 1966-1972.

    Board directors Rensselaer County Tuberculosis and Public Health Association, president, 1964-1967. Board directors Commission on Economic Opportunity for Rensselaer County Area, chairman, 1965-1968. Board directors Cornell University National Secondary Schools Committee, 1964-1967.

    Chairman Cornell Club of Albany Secondary Schools Committee, 1962-1970, HSORA, Inc., 1966-1974. Board directors New York State Environmental Health Association, secretary, 1971-1974. Secretary Home Aide Service of Eastern New York, Inc., 1972-1974, Mohawk Hudson Community Foundation, 1971-1974, WMHT (Channel 17 Educational television), 1974, 79-83.

    Trustee Hoosac School, 1972-1979. Chairman board Congressional Institute on Future, 1979-1990. Board directors Millay Colony for Arts, 1979-1983, Legal Aid Society Northeastern New York, Howard & Bush Foundation, from 1987, TRIP, Inc., 1981-1988.

    Chairman New York State Office Business Permits, from 1982. Served to 1st lieutenant Field Artillery Army of the United States, 1954-1956. Member New York State Bar Association (Elihu Root-Henry L. Stimson award 1990), Rensselaer County Bar Association (executive committee 1964-1967, president 1974), Association Bar City New York (associate).


    • Married Eleanor Copley, November 23, 1951. Children: Mark, Lynn, Laura, Wendy.
    • father: Edward Hargrave Pattison
    • mother: Elisabeth (Royce) Pattison
    • spouse: Eleanor Copley
    • children: Mark Pattison
    • Lynn Pattison
    • Laura Pattison
    • Wendy Pattison
    Edward Worthington Pattison
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    Born April 29, 1932
    Died August 22, 1990
    (aged 58)