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Lawyer

Gerland Paul Patten, American lawyer. Bar: Arkansas 1933. Chairman budget committee of Greater Little Rock Community Chest and Council, 1938; chairman Pulaski County Welfare Board, 1940-1946; president Council Social Agencies, Little Rock, 1943-1944. Served as Second lieutenant United States Army, 1944 46. Member Arkansas Bar Association (secretary 1947-1950), Pulaski County Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers (president 1973).

Background

Patten, Gerland Paul was born on January 5, 1907 in Lewisville, Arkansas, United States. Son of George Washington and Cleopatra (Sims) Patten.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Arkansas Law School, 1938. Juris Doctor, Arkansas Law School, 1980.

Career

Telegraph operator, C., Rhode Island&P. Railway, 1923-1931;since practiced in, Little Rockinstructor, Arkansas Law School, 1935-1944;professor, Arkansas Law School, 1944-1967;assistant dean, Arkansas Law School, 1949-1967;assistant United State Attorneys, Little Rock, 1948-1954;vice president, general counsel, National Investors Security Company, 1957-1967;secretary, treasurer, director, Jess Odom Enterprises, Inc., Little Rocksecretary, treasurer, director, Marifran Investments, Inc., Little Rocksecretary, treasurer, director, Maryco Investments, Inc., Little Rocksecretary, treasurer, director, State Investment Corporation, Little Rocksecretary, treasurer, director, Perryco Investments, Inc., Oklahoma Citysecretary, treasurer, director, Investors Equity Corporation, Oklahoma Citysecretary, treasurer, director, Royal Investments Oklahoma, Inc., Oklahoma City, to 1967;president, Gerland P. Patten & Company, Little Rock, since 1960.

Achievements

  • Bar: Arkansas 1933.

Religion

Salvation requires work. It can only be accomplished through effort, and this is what the Gospel is all about.

Politics

A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.

Views

The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.

Membership

Chairman budget committee of Greater Little Rock Community Chest and Council, 1938. Chairman Pulaski County Welfare Board, 1940-1946. President Council Social Agencies, Little Rock, 1943-1944.

Served as Second lieutenant United States Army, 1944 46. Member Arkansas Bar Association (secretary 1947-1950), Pulaski County Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers (president 1973).

Connections

Married Ira E. Barrett, June 10, 1927. Children– Gerald William, Yvonne Claire.

father:
George Washington Patten

mother:
Cleopatra (Sims) Patten

spouse:
Ira E. Barrett

child:
Gerald William Patten

child:
Yvonne Claire Patten