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John Melson Wright Patman
Full Name: John William Wright Patman
Date of birth: August 6, 1893
Date of death: March 7, 1976

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 2 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Linden / Cass   Cass
H 2 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Linden / Cass   Cass
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 55th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 51. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • PATMAN, John William Wright (1893-1976). Representative, TX. Relatives: John William Wright Patman - father, William Neff Patman - son. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 504. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • PATMAN, JOHN WILLIAM WRIGHT (1893-1976). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Relatives: W. N. "Bill" Patman - son-in-law, Fred Mauritz - father-in-law; W. N. "Bill" Patman - son, Congressman Wright Patman - father. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Memorial, June 1976, p. 563. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Private, World War I, "during the First World War served as a private and later as a machinegun officer in the United States Army 1917-1919." Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • United States Army, First Lieutenant, World War I. Memorial, June 1976, p. 563. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Wrigth Patman, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Melson, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Charges Against Legislature by Hull Youngblood, Joint  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Liquor Traffic  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Engrossed Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Game and Fisheries  
    Representative Districts  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  

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