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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.


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.


  • Bar: New York 1957.


  • Other Work

    • 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.

Edward Hargrave Pattison

Elisabeth (Royce) Pattison

Eleanor Copley

Mark Pattison

Lynn Pattison

Laura Pattison

Wendy Pattison