John Patterson (Ohio politician)

John Patterson ( born February 10, 1771 in Little Britain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, † February 7, 1848 in St. Clairsville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1823 and 1825 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Patterson was a half brother of Congressman Thomas Patterson (1764-1856) from Pennsylvania. Between 1823 and 1825, both brothers were sitting together in the House of Representatives. John Patterson was born in the hamlet of Little Britain. In 1778 he moved with his parents to Patterson's Mills in Washington County, where he attended the public schools. He later moved to St. Clairsville, Ohio, where he worked in the trade. In the years 1807 and 1808, he was the first mayor of his new hometown. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. Also in the years 1807 and 1808, he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1815-1818 he was a member of the State Senate. Between 1810 and 1815 he was an Associate Judge of the Court of Appeal in Belmont County. In the presidential election of 1816 he was an elector for James Monroe. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson. He supported John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Patterson was in the then newly created tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1823. Until March 3, 1825, he was able to complete a term in Congress. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Patterson worked in the hardware store and in agriculture. He died on 7 February 1848 in St. Clairsville, where he was also buried.