Robert Porter Patterson Jr.

Personal

Birthday: 
7/11/1923
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Date of Death: 
4/21/2015
Place of Death: 
New York, NY
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army, Air Corps, 1942-1956
Private practice, New York City, 1950-1952, 1956-1988
Assistant counsel, New York State Crime Commission, 1952-1953
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1953-1954, 1954-1956
Assistant counsel, U.S. Senate Banking and Currency Committee, 1954
Special hearing officer for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice, 1961-1968
Minority counsel, Select Committee Pursuant to U.S. House of Representatives Resolution Number 1, 1967

Education

Name of School: 
Harvard College
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1947
Name of School - Second: 

Columbia Law School

Public service is a critical component of a legal education and the professional development of our students," said David M. Schizer, Dean and the Lucy G. Moses Professor of Law. "This new guarantee supports a core principle of our school, as we aspire to train lawyers who view pro bono work as central to their commitment to our system of justice.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1950

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Ronald Reagan
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/6/1988
Retirement from Active Service: 
12/31/1998
Termination Date: 
4/21/2015
Termination Reason: 
Death
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