Edward White Patterson Edit Profile
Born in Pittsburg, Kansas, Patterson attended local public schools. After the war, he attended the University of Chicago at Chicago, Illinois.
During the First World War, he served as a sergeant in the 35th Division, American Expeditionary Forces, from May 1917 to March 1919. He graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1922, and was admitted to the bar the same year, commencing practice in Pittsburg, Kansas. He served as prosecuting attorney of Crawford County, Kansas from 1926 to 1928.
Patterson was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and Seventy-fifth es (January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth He resumed the practice of law in Pittsburg, Kansas, until his death in Weir, Kansas, March 6, 1940. He was buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Pittsburg, Kansas.
Member 74th and 75th Congresses (1935-1939), 3d Kansas District. Served as sergeant, United States of America, with American Expeditionary Forces in France, World War.
Married Leah Kennedy, August 31, 1921. Children: Patricia, James K.