Thomas G. Patten

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Thomas G. Patten

Thomas Gedney Patten (September 12, 1861 – February 23, 1939) was a U.S. Representative from New York.


He was born in New York City on September 12, 1861. Patten attended Mount Pleasant Academy, Ossining, New York, then Columbia College, New York City from 1877 to 1879, and Columbia Law School in 1880–1882. He engaged in the shipping business and subsequently operated a fleet of tugboats in New York Harbor. He served as president of the New York & Long Branch Steamboat Co.

Patten was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress. He was the Postmaster of New York City from 1917 to 1921. He moved to Hollywood, California, in 1922 and served on the staff of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., until 1924 when he retired.[1]

He died in Hollywood, California, February 23, 1939. He was interred in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California.

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  1. ^ "PATTEN, Thomas Gedney, (1861 - 1939)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. US House of Representatives. Retrieved 2014-01-26.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
J. Van Vechten Olcott
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

Succeeded by
Michael F. Conry
Preceded by
Stephen B. Ayres
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
George B. Francis