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Elizabeth J. PATTERSON

(1939- )

PATTERSON, Elizabeth J., (daughter of Olin D. Johnston), a Representative from South Carolina; born Elizabeth Johnston in Columbia, S.C., November 18, 1939; attended public schools in Kensington, Md., and Spartanburg, S.C.; B.A., Columbia College, Columbia, S.C., 1961; graduate study, University of South Carolina, 1961-1962; recruiting officer for the Peace Corps, 1962-1964; recruiting officer for VISTA, 1965-1967; director of a Head Start program, 1967-1968; staff assistant for U.S. Representative James R. Mann, 1969-1970; served on the Spartanburg County Council, 1975-1976; South Carolina senate, 1979-1986; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundredth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of Spartanburg, S.C.

Bibliography

”Elizabeth J. Patterson” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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