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Roscoe C. Patterson
American politician

Roscoe C. Patterson

Roscoe C. Patterson
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Intro American politician
Was Politician Lawyer
From United States of America
Field Law Politics
Gender male
Birth 15 September 1876, Springfield, USA
Death 22 October 1954, Springfield, USA (aged 78 years)
Star sign Virgo
Politics Republican Party
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Roscoe Conkling Patterson (September 15, 1876 – October 22, 1954) was an American lawyer from Missouri. He was most notable for his service as a United States Representative (1921-1923) and a Senator (1929-1935).

Early life

Patterson was born in Springfield, Missouri on September 15, 1876. He attended public and private schools, Drury College, (Springfield) and the University of Missouri in Columbia. He graduated from the law department of Washington University (St. Louis) in 1897, was admitted to the bar later that year, and commenced practice in Springfield.

Start of career

From 1903 to 1907, Patterson served as prosecuting attorney of Greene County. In 1912, Patterson was appointed to the Missouri Republican State Committee, and he served until 1920.

Patterson was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1920 and served in the 67th Congress, March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 and resumed the practice of law in Springfield. He was a presidential elector in 1924.

From 1925 to 1928, Patterson resided in Kansas City, Missouri and was United States district attorney for the western district of Missouri. He resigned in 1928 in order to accept the Republican nomination for United States Senator.

U.S. Senate

Patterson won the general election in November 1928. He took his Senate seat the following year and served one term, March 4, 1929 to January 3, 1935. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining (72nd Congress). His chief legislative accomplishment was sponsorship of the Lindbergh Law, which enabled federal authorities to investigate kidnappings if the victims were transported across state lines.

Patterson served during the Great Depression, which was largely blamed on Republican economic policies. He consistently opposed the New Deal remedies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which made him unpopular in Missouri. As a result, Patterson was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in the 1934 election, losing the general election to the Democratic nominee, Harry S. Truman.

Later career

After leaving the Senate, Patterson resumed the practice of law in Springfield. For several years, Patterson was a member of the Missouri Appellate Judicial Commission.

Death and burial

Patterson suffered a stroke in July 1954. His health deteriorated and he died in Springfield on October 22, 1954. He was buried at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield.


Patterson was married to Ada Holman of Springfield (1877-1957). They were the parents of two children, Paul (1902-1924) and Hadley (1908-1958).




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