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Okey L. Patteson

Okey L. PattesonAKA Okey Leonidas Patteson

Born: 14-Sep-1898
Birthplace: Dingess, WV
Died: 3-Jul-1989
Location of death: Beckley, WV [1]
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Remains: Buried, High Lawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill, WV

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Governor of West Virginia, 1949-53

Military service: West Virginia National Guard (1st Sgt.)


[1] Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV.

Sister: Ruby Shultz
Wife: Viole Lee Hawse (m. 1923, d. 2-Aug-1955, two daughters)
Daughter: Fanny Lee McGraw
Daughter: Anna Hughes Carone
Wife: Dorothy Reuter Warden (until his death)

    University: BA, West Virginia Wesleyan College
    University: Carnegie Institute of Technology (graduate study)

    Big Eight Development Co-Owner (1959)
    West Virginia State Official General Manager, West Virginia Turnpike Commission (1954-56)
    Governor of West Virginia (1949-53)
    West Virginia State Official Exec. Asst. to Gov. Clarence W. Meadows (1945-48)
    West Virginia State Official Sheriff, Fayette County (1941-45)
    Blackburn-Patteson Realty Company Co-Owner (1944)
    Mt. Hope Motors, Inc. Co-Owner (1938-44)
    West Virginia State Official Judge, Fayette County Court (1935-41)
    Member of the Board of Raleigh County National Bank Chairman (1967-72)
    Risk Factors: Amputee


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