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American David T. PATTERSON

born David Trotter PATTERSON

United States Senator from Tennessee

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 28, 1818 in Cedar Creek, Tennessee, USA
Died: on November 03, 1891 in Afton, Tennessee, USA


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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