James O. Patterson

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James O'Hanlon Patterson (June 25, 1857 – October 25, 1911) was a United States Representative from South Carolina.

James O'Hanlan Patterson
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From Volume 3 of 1908's Men of Mark in South Carolina
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911
Preceded byTheodore G. Croft
Succeeded byJames F. Byrnes
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Barnwell County
In office
January 10, 1899 – February 20, 1904
Personal details
Born(1857-06-25)June 25, 1857
Barnwell, South Carolina
DiedOctober 25, 1911(1911-10-25) (aged 54)
Barnwell, South Carolina
Resting placeOrangeburg, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic


He was born in Barnwell, South Carolina.[1] He attended private schools in town and also in Augusta, Georgia.[1] Later, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1886, and commenced practice in Barnwell, South Carolina.[1]

Patterson was a probate judge of Barnwell County, South Carolina 1888–1892[1] and a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives 1899–1904. He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1911). After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of his profession in Barnwell, South Carolina where he died on October 25, 1911. He was buried in the Episcopal Cemetery.




  • Hemphill, James Calvin (1908). Men of Mark in South Carolina. 3. Men of Mark Publishing: Washington, DC.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Theodore G. Croft
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
James F. Byrnes