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Donald Ross Patterson, Lawyer, educator ( law: pract. & administration, Educated)Immigration, naturalization, and customsCommercial, consumer (including collections, credit)Bankruptcylawyer. Member College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Bar Association, Smith County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association,; Club: Toastmasters (Tyler) (past president).

Background

Patterson, Donald Ross was born on September 9, 1939 in Overton, Texas, United States. 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

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 Ct.Appeals (5th circuit) 1991, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1994. Board certified in immigration and naturalization law, Texas 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 Service Office, Whidbey Island, Washington, 1976-1979. Head Military Justice Division, Subic Bay, Philippines, 1979-1981.

Retired, 1982; private practice, Tyler, Texas, 1982^. Instructor U. Maryland., 1975, Chapman College, 1977-1979, U. LaVerne, 1980-1981, Tyler Junior College, 1990^, Jarvis Christian College, 1990^, University Texas, Tyler, 1993^.

Religion

Any individual, child, or otherwise cannot be baptized until they come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ—then, and only then, would a person be baptized.

Politics

When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

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.