Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

 Profile of  Robert P. Patterson
Brief profile :
Secretary of War, 1945-1947
Online Photos: Patterson photos
Biographical sketch :  
1891 (February 12) Born, Glens Falls, New York
1915 LL.B., Harvard University
1915 Admitted to New York Bar, began private legal practice
1918 Major, U.S. Army during World War I
1919 Returned to private legal practice
1930-1939 Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern New York District
1939-1940 Judge, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
1940 Assistant Secretary of War
1940-1945 Undersecretary of War
1945-1947 Secretary of War
1947-1952 Private legal practice
1952 (January 22) Died, Elizabeth, New Jersey