Francis F. Patterson, Jr.

Francis Ford Patterson Jr. ( born July 30, 1867 in Newark, New Jersey, † November 30, 1935 in Merchantville, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1920 and 1927 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Francis Patterson attended the public schools in Woodbury, where he had moved in 1874 with his parents. At the age of 13 he was employed by a newspaper. In 1882 he moved to Camden, where he continued to work in the newspaper industry. By 1890, he was employed by the " Camden Courier". Then he gave out to 1894, the New Jersey edition of the newspaper " Philadelphia Record". From 1894 to 1923 Patterson acted as owner and editor of the newspaper " Camden Post -Telegram ". Between 1916 and 1925 he led the company West Jersey Trust Co. He also served from 1920 to 1925 one of the directors of the West Jersey Title Co. At the same time he began as a member of the Republican Party a political career.

In 1900, Patterson was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly. From 1900 to 1920 he worked for the Camden County in addition to his journalistic activities as County Clerk. In 1920 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated at the Warren G. Harding as their presidential candidate. After the death of Mr William J. Browning Patterson was at the due election for the first seat of New Jersey as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on November 2, 1920. After three re- elections he could remain until March 3, 1927 at the Congress. In 1926, he was not nominated by his party for re-election.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Francis Patterson worked in the banking industry. He was also president of the local company in Camden West Jersey Parkside Trust Co. He died on 30 November 1935 in Merchantville.