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Robert P. Patterson

Born: 12-Feb-1891
Birthplace: Glens Falls, NY
Died: 22-Jan-1952
Location of death: Elizabeth, NJ
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Judge, Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of War, 1945-47

Military service: US Army (WWI)


[1] Plane crashed, landing at Newark International Airport.

Father: Charles R. Pattesron
Mother: Lodice E. Porter
Wife: Margaret Tarleton Winchester (m. 3-Jan-1920, one son, three daughters)
Son: Robert Porter Patterson, Jr. (judge)
Daughter: Aileen W.
Daughter: Susan Hand
Daughter: Virginia D.

    University: BA, Union College (1912)
    Law School: LLB, Harvard Law School (1915)
    Administrator: Trustee, Union College

    US Secretary of War (1945-47)
    US Appeals Court Judge, 2nd Circuit (1939-40)
    US District Judge Southern District of New York (1930-39)
    Webb, Patterson & Hadley Partner (1920-30)
    Member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of New York
    American Bar Association
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York President
    Citizen's Committee to Support the Marshall Plan
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Freedom House President
    NAACP
    National Citizen's Council on Civil Rights
    Practicing Law Institute
    Distinguished Service Cross


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