02/10/1813 - 06/20/1883

PATTERSON, William Chamberlain, a Representative from Philadelphia City; born, February 10, 1813 in Tazewell, Clairborne County, Tn.; served, Washington Grays Troop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Militia; captain, Washington Blues Troop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Militia (Mexican-American War); colonel, aide-de-camp, Major General Robert Patterson, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (1861, Civil War); clerk; wool merchant; elected, board, Pennsylvania Railroad Company (1847-1849); president, Pennsylvania Railroad Company (1849-1852); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1854 term; unsuccessful campaign, common council, Philadelphia (1855); president, Little Schuylkill Railroad Company (1857); president, East Mahanoy Railroad Company (1858-1861); vice president, Philadelphia Democratic Convention (1868); unsuccessful campaign, city treasurer, Philadelphia (1869); president, Union Trust Company (1882-1883); died, June 20, 1883 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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