William Patterson (Ohio)

William Patterson (* 1790 in Maryland; † August 17, 1868 in Van Wert, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1833 and 1837 he represented the State of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth William Patterson moved to Mansfield later in Ohio, where he attended preparatory schools. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. He also took part as a soldier in the British -American War of 1812. In the years 1820 and 1827 he was an Associate Judge at the Court of Appeal. He also held several local offices in his home. In the 1820s he joined the movement to the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828 by this.

In the congressional elections of 1832 Patterson was in the 14th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Eleutheros Cooke on March 4, 1833. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1837 two legislative sessions. These were determined by the discussions about the policy of President Jackson. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Patterson is no longer politically have appeared. He died on August 17, 1868 in Van Wert and was buried in Mansfield.