Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Patterson, John James

Patterson, John James, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Waterloo, Juniata County, Pa., August 8, 1830; attended the common schools, and was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1848; engaged in newspaper work; publisher of the Juntara Sentinel in 1852 and became editor and part owner of the Harrisburg Telegraph in 1853; engaged in banking; member of the State house of representatives 1854-1856; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Philadelphia in 1856 and at Chicago in 1860; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as a captain in the Fifteenth United States Volunteer Infantry; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1862 to the Thirty-eighth Congress; engaged in banking 1863-1869; moved to Columbia, S.C., in 1869 and engaged in railroad construction; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1873, to March 3, 1879; was not a candidate for reelection to the Senate; resided in Washington, D.C., and engaged in various financial enterprises; moved to Mifflintown, Juntara County, Pa., in 1886; engaged in the construction of electric railways and electric lighting plants; died in Mifflintown, Pa., September 28, 1912; interment in Westminster Presbyterian Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Patterson, John James," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1657 Original Sources, accessed January 22, 2020, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48CUS7BYNA4Q47K.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Patterson, John James." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1657, Original Sources. 22 Jan. 2020. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48CUS7BYNA4Q47K.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Patterson, John James' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1657. Original Sources, retrieved 22 January 2020, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=48CUS7BYNA4Q47K.