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John PATTERSON

(1771-1848)

PATTERSON, John, (half brother of Thomas Patterson), a Representative from Ohio; born in Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pa., February 10, 1771; moved with his parents to Pattersons Mills, Cross Creek Township, Washington County, Pa., in 1778; attended the common schools; moved to St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio; engaged in mercantile pursuits; first mayor of St. Clairsville in 1807 and 1808; member of the state house of representatives in 1807 and 1808; served in the state senate 1815-1818; associate judge of the court of common pleas of Belmont County from February 1810 to February 1815; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1825); engaged in the hardware business and in agricultural pursuits; died in St. Clairsville, Ohio, February 7, 1848; interment in Union Cemetery.

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

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