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John M. PATTISON

(1847-1906)

PATTISON, John M., a Representative from Ohio; born near Owensville, Clermont County, Ohio, June 13, 1847; during the Civil War entered the Union Army in 1864; was graduated from the Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, in 1869; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1872 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives in 1873; attorney for the committee of safety of Cincinnati 1874-1876; vice president and manager of the Union Central Life Insurance Co. of Cincinnati in 1881 and became president in 1891; member of the State senate in 1890; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); unsuccessful candidate for reelection; elected Governor of Ohio and served from January 8, 1906, until his death in Milford, Clermont County, Ohio, June 18, 1906; interment in Greenlawn Cemetery.

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

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