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Lee Hawse Patteson

Born: May 28, 1902

Death: Aug 2, 1955

Birthplace: Romney

Nationality: United States

Lee Hawse Patteson

Date of Birth : May 28, 1902
Date of Death : Aug 2, 1955
Birth Place : Romney

Lee Hawse Patteson was the wife of former Governor of West Virginia Okey L. Patteson and served as that state's First Lady, 1949-1953. She was born May 28, 1902 at Romney, West Virginia. She married Okey L. Patteson in 1923. As first lady, she entertained guests and began the tradition of decorating the trees around the West Virginia Governor's Mansion for the holidays. She also obtained a pilot's license while serving as first lady. She died in Mt. Hope, West Virginia on August 2, 1955.


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