LaFayette L. Patterson

LaFayette Lee Patterson (* August 23, 1888 near Delta, Clay County, Alabama, † March 3, 1987 in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama) was an American teacher, businessman and politician (Democratic Party).


LaFayette Lee Patterson attended village schools. Then he went to agricultural activities gradually taught himself to village schools. He graduated in 1922 at Jacksonville State Teachers ' College in 1924 at Birmingham - Southern College and 1927 at Stanford University. During this time he was 1924-1926 as Superintendent of Education for the Tallapoosa County ( Alabama) operates.

Patterson also pursued a political career. He was elected to the 70th Congress, there to fill the vacancy that was created by the resignation of William B. Bowling. Patterson was re-elected in the two succeeding U.S. Congresses. In his candidacy in 1932 to a nomination for the 73rd U.S. Congress, he suffered a defeat. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives on 6 November 1928 to March 3, 1933. During this time, he moved in 1931 from Gadsden ( Alabama).

After the end of his term in Congress he went 1933-1943 employment after as a sales representative for the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. Then he was between 1943 and 1945 as a special assistant for the War Food Administration and worked 1945-1947 as a special advisor to the Minister of Agriculture.

Patterson was in 1948 as a liaison ( liaison officer ) for the Democratic National Committee operates. Then he held 1948-1951 a position as Assistant Professor of History at Jacksonville State College. He took 1952 as a delegate (at large) part of the Democratic National Convention. In the same year he moved to Raleigh ( North Carolina), where he worked as a tour operator then. He returned in 1965 to Alabama, where his activity resumed as a teacher. He settled in Montgomery.

Patterson died in 1987 in Birmingham, his body was transferred to New Site ( Alabama), where he was buried in the Bethlehem Cemetery.