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Paul E. Patton, American former governor. Member board overseers Bellarmine College, board trustees Pikeville College; chairman Kentucky Democrats, 1981-1983; delegate Democratic National Convention; served numerous terms Pike County Democratic Executive Committee.

Background

Patton, Paul E. was born on May 26, 1937 in Fallsburg, Kentucky, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, University Kentucky, 1959.

Career

Deputy secretary transportation State of Kentucky, 1979. Judge-executive Pike County, 1981. Lieutenant governor, secretary economic development, president senate State of Kentucky, Frankfort, 1991-1995, governor, 1995—2003.

Served on Kentucky Crime Commission, Kentucky Tourism Commission, Task Force for Workplace Literacy. Former member Prichard Committee for Academy Excellence. Chairman Economic Development and Commerce Committee.

Co-chair Task Force on Transportation, National Gov's. Association; chairman Education Commission of the States. Former chairman Southern Regional Education Board, Southern Growth Policies Board.

Former executive committee member Southern Gov's. Association; former chairman Southern Technology Council. Member Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern States Energy Board.

Membership

Member board overseers Bellarmine College, board trustees Pikeville College. Chairman Kentucky Democrats, 1981-1983. Delegate Democratic National Convention.

Served numerous terms Pike County Democratic Executive Committee.

Connections

Married Judi Patton; 4 children.

spouse:
Judi Patton