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William Neff Patman Edit Profile

United States Representative from Texas

William Neff Patman, former United States Representative from Texas. Bar: Texas bar 1953. President Jackson County (Texas) United Fund, 1960; chairman official board stewards First Methodist Church, Ganado, 1960's. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1945-1946. Member Texas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ganado Junior Chamber of Commerce (charter), Phi Alpha Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Background

Patman, William Neff was born on March 26, 1927 in Texarkana, Texas, United States. Son of John William Wright and Merle (Connor) Patman.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, Austin, 1953. Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, Austin, 1953.

Career

Diplomatic courier United States Foreign Service, 1949-1950. Legal examiner, oil and gas division Texas R.R. Commission, 1953-1955. Individual practice law, owner, operator farm and ranch Ganado, Texas, 1955—2008.

City attorney City of Ganado, 1955-1960. Member Texas State Senate, 1961-1981, United States Congress from 14th Texas District, 1981—1984.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas bar 1953.

Religion

The teaching of Bible shows methods by which a man can obtain salvation.

Politics

When seeking to address certain political issues, the Church must engage with other denominations to understand their views and needs.

Views

The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

Membership

President Jackson County (Texas) United Fund, 1960. Chairman official board stewards First Methodist Church, Ganado, 1960's. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1945-1946.

Member Texas Bar Association, American Bar Association, Ganado Junior Chamber of Commerce (charter), Phi Alpha Delta, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Clubs: American Legion, Farm Bureau Lodges: Masons (past master).

Connections

Married Carrin Foreman Mauritz, September 5, 1953. 1 child, Carrin Foreman.

father:
John William Wright Patman

mother:
Merle (Connor) Patman

spouse:
Carrin Foreman Mauritz

child:
Carrin Foreman Patman