John Patton Jr.
|United States Senator|
May 5, 1894 – January 14, 1895
|Appointed by||John T. Rich|
|Preceded by||Francis B. Stockbridge|
|Succeeded by||Julius C. Burrows|
|Born||October 30, 1850|
Curwensville, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||May 24, 1907 (aged 56)|
Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S.
Catherine (Ennis) Patton
|Alma mater||Columbia University Law School|
Patton, the son of John Patton and the brother of Charles Emory Patton, was born in Curwensville, Pennsylvania. He prepared for college at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and graduated from Yale College, where he served on the third editorial board of The Yale Record and was a member of Skull and Bones in 1875.
After graduating from the law department of Columbia College, New York City, in 1877, he moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1878, was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law.
He was appointed by the Governor of Michigan John T. Rich as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Francis B. Stockbridge and served from May 5, 1894, to January 14, 1895, when a successor was elected and qualified. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1895 to fill the vacancy, losing to Julius Caesar Burrows.
He was then a banker and a member and later president of the Board of Library Commissioners of Grand Rapids.
He died in Grand Rapids and is interred in Oak Hill Cemetery there.
- "Record Editors". The Yale Banner. New Haven: Thomas Penney and G. D. Pettee. 1877. p. 182.
- Millegan, Kris (2003). "The Skeleton Crew". Fleshing Out Skull and Bones: Investigations into America's Most Powerful Secret Society. Walterville, OR: Trine Day. pp. 597–690. ISBN 0-9720207-2-1. "This list is compiled from material from the Order of Skull and Bones membership books at Sterling Library, Yale University and other public records. The latest books available are the 1971 Living members and the 1973 Deceased Members books. The last year the members were published in the Yale Banner is 1969."
- United States Congress. "John Patton Jr. (id: P000141)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.