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David Sands Patterson, American historian. Archbishop Riordan scholar, l963-64; Mershon fellow Ohio State University, l966; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, l97l.


Patterson, David Sands was born on April 26, 1937 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of James Tyler Junior and Sarah (Sands) Patterson.


Bachelor, Yale University, l959;Master of Arts, University of California, Berkeley, l962;Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, l968.


Teacher, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Connecticut, l959-6l;instructor history, Ohio State University, Columbus, l965-69;assistant professor of history, University of Illinois, Chicago, l969-7l;assistant professor of history, Rice U., Houston, l97l-76;visiting associate professor of history, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, l976-78;historian Office Historian,, Department State, Washington, l978-84;chief operations staff, Department State, Washington, 1984-1990;chief arms control and economics division, since 1991. Visiting professor American history Johns Hopkins University, Nanjing U. Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China, 1990-1991.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Toward a Warless World: Travail of American Peace Movement, l887-l9l4, l976. Contributor articles to scholarly journals.


Member chancel choir Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, l98l—, deacon, l984-87. Member Council on Peace Research in History (president 1986-1990), Society for Historians American Foreign Relations (chairman Kuehl prize committee 1987-1989, Bernath lecturer 1978), Association for Documentary Editing.


Married Mary Margaret Sharp, June 15, 1968. 1 child, Scott Sutton.

James Tyler Patterson Junior

Sarah (Sands) Patterson

Mary Margaret Sharp

Scott Sutton Patterson