Robert Porter Patterson Sr.

Personal

Birthday: 
2/12/1891
Birthplace: 
Glens Falls, NY
Date of Death: 
1/22/1952
Place of Death: 
Elizabeth, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, New York City, 1915-1916, 1919-1930, 1947-1952
New York Army National Guard, 1916-1917
U.S. Army, 1917-1919
Assistant secretary of war, 1940
Undersecretary of war, 1940-1945
Secretary of War, 1945-1947

Education

Name of School: 
Union College
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1912
Name of School - Second: 

Harvard Law School

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Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1915

Judicial Career

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

New York Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
Herbert Hoover
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
5/13/1930
Termination Date: 
3/22/1939
Termination Reason: 
Appointment to Another Judicial Position
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
3/21/1939
Termination Date - Second: 
7/30/1940
Termination Reason - Second: 
Resignation
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