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Congressman , Lawyer

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.


Bachelor of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1953; Bachelor of Laws, Cornell Univercity, 1957.


Partner, Smith, Pattison, Sampson & Jones, Troy, 1959-1972; vice president, Smith, Pattison, Sampson & Jones, 1972-1974; vice president, Pattison, Herzog, Sampson & Nichols, 1974; member, 94th-95th Congresses from 29th District New York commission 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, Capital District Regional Planning Commission, 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; candidate, Rensselaer County Executive, 1973; candidate, 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 of 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 Commision on Economics Opportunity for Rensselaer County Area, chairman, 1965-1968. Board directors Cornell Univercity 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 Ednl. television), 1974, 79-83.

Trustee Hoosac School, 1972-1979. Chairman of the 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 First lieutenant Field Artillery Army of the United States, 1954-1956. Member of 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

Laura Pattison

Wendy Pattison

Mark Pattison

Lynn Pattison