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David T. Patterson

Born: Feb 28, 1818

Death: Nov 3, 1891

Birthplace: Greeneville

Nationality: United States

David T. Patterson

Date of Birth : Feb 28, 1818
Date of Death : Nov 3, 1891
Birth Place : Greeneville

David Trotter Patterson was a United States Senator from Tennessee at the beginning of the Reconstruction Period. A staunch Union supporter, he was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to the U.S. Senate when Tennessee was readmitted to the Union on July 24, 1866, the first state of the former Confederacy to do so. He presented his credentials to the Senate on July 26, but they were challenged; he was not permitted to take the oath of office until July 28.

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