John Mercer Patton

John Mercer Patton

Birth
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 29 Oct 1858 (aged 61)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 6836968 · View Source
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US Congressman, Virginia Governor. He was a politician and the great-grandfather of World War II General George S. Patton Jr. He graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1818, but never practiced, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1830, he was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Philip P. Barbour, reelected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second through Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress, serving until 1848. He also became acting Governor of Virginia upon the resignation of Governor Gilmore in 1841 and resumed the practice of law until his death at age 61.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 6836968
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Mercer Patton (10 Aug 1797–29 Oct 1858), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6836968, citing Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .