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David T. PATTERSON
United States Senator from Tennessee
Source : Tim DOWLING
David Trotter Patterson was born at Cedar Creek, near Greeneville, Tennessee. He attended the common schools and later Greeneville College for two years. He "read the law" with a local attorneys' office to prepare for the bar.
After being admitted to the bar in 1841, Trotter practiced as an attorney in Greeneville. He also engaged in manufacturing. He was appointed as a judge of the first circuit court of Tennessee 1854-1863. In addition, he acquired substantial amounts of land in East Tennessee and grew commodity crops.
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