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William PATTERSON

(1789-1838)

PATTERSON, William, (brother of George Washington Patterson and uncle of Augustus Frank), a Representative from New York; born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H., June 4, 1789; attended the common schools; moved to Rensselaerville, Albany County, N.Y., in 1815, and in the following year to Lyons, Wayne County; engaged in the manufacture and sale of fanning mills; moved to a farm near Warsaw, N.Y., in 1822 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; settled in Warsaw, N.Y., in 1837; held several local offices; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth Congress and served from March 4, 1837, until his death in Warsaw, Wyoming County, N.Y., August 14, 1838; interment in Warsaw Town Cemetery.

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

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