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Joseph Medill Patterson
Birth: Jan. 6, 1879
Death: May 26, 1946

Journalist. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was the grandson of publisher Joseph Medill, founder of the Chicago Tribune and a Mayor of Chicago. Educated at Yale University, he was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1903 and was editor of the Chicago Tribune in 1910. With the outbreak of World War I, he enlisted in the US Army and served with distinction as a Captain of Field Artillery. After the war, he returned journalism position and founded the New York Daily News in 1919. In position as editor and publisher of the New York Daily News, Patterson won a Pulitzer Prize for a series of editorials supporting Franklin Roosevelt. He also was credited taking an approach to managing the various comic strip properties in his papers and their distribution to other newspapers. He died at age 67 in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Wilson Patterson (1850 - 1910)
  Elinor R. Medill Patterson (1855 - 1933)
 
 Spouses:
  Alice Higinbotham Patterson (1878 - 1966)
  Mary King Patterson (1885 - 1975)
 
 Children:
  Elinor Medill Patterson Baker (1903 - 1984)*
  Alicia Patterson Guggenheim (1906 - 1963)*
  Josephine Medill Patterson Albright (1913 - 1996)*
 
 Sibling:
  Joseph Medill Patterson (1879 - 1946)
  Eleanor Medill Patterson (1884 - 1948)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 6 Lot 5681 Grid U-22
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Joseph Medill Patterson
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