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Patterson, James Willis, 1823-1893



  • Existence: 1823 - 1893

James Willis Patterson was born on July 2, 1823. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1848 and was a professor of mathematics, astronomy and meteorology at Dartmouth from 1854 to 1865. In 1862, he was a member of the New Hamsphire House of Representatives. From 1867 to 1873, Patterson served in the US Senate where he was chairman of the Committee on Enrolled Bills and a member of the Committee on the District of Columbia. He died on May

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Willis Patterson letter

Mss 856528
Identifier: Mss 856528
Overview Letter from James Willis Patterson to George Washington Patterson, Content: Esq. Blaisdell met addressee's father at Republican convention. What are the prospect for Freemont? Writer appointed professor of mathematics. His portrait painted by Ames. A new portrait gallery in Reed Hall.

To Jonathan Sawyer, Dover, NH, Letter to Jonathan Sawyer, Dover, NH

Mss 868316.1
Identifier: Mss 868316.1
Overview Patterson writes to Jonathan Sawyer (one of his constituents) about the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Dated the day the Senate voted on the impeachment.