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 John Malcolm Patterson

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John Malcolm Patterson

Birth
Goldville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Death 4 Jun 2021 (aged 99)
Goldville, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Burial New Site, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 228185746 View Source
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44th Governor of Alabama. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the Governor of Alabama from 1959 until 1963. During World War II, he served with the United States Army as an aide to General Eisenhower and from this experience, he earned a Bronze Star. Following his return home, he attained a law degree from the University of Alabama and was called up for active duty during the Korean War. Patterson replaced his father (who was shot to death) as the Democratic candidate for state attorney general and went on to serve as Attorney General of Alabama from 1954 to 1959. He succeeded Jim Folsom as Governor of Alabama and during his tenure the historic "Freedom Rider" movement took place. Barred by the state constitution from succeeding himself (Alabama had a one term rule for governors at the time), he was succeeded by George Wallace. He later went on to serve on the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 5 Jun 2021
  • Find a Grave Memorial 228185746
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/228185746/john-malcolm-patterson : accessed ), memorial page for John Malcolm Patterson (27 Sep 1921–4 Jun 2021), Find a Grave Memorial ID 228185746, citing Bethlehem-New Salem Cemetery, New Site, Tallapoosa County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .