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R. William Patterson

R. William Patterson (July 28, 1908 – June 18, 1994), a U.S. politician and member of the Democratic party, was mayor of Dayton, Ohio, from 1958 to 1962.

An accomplished attorney before entering politics, Patterson followed his tenure as mayor with an unsuccessful bid to unseat Republican incumbent Paul F. Schenck as member of the United States House of Representatives.

Patterson married Virginia Karns and they had three children: Ann, James, and Ryan. He is buried with his wife at Calvary Cemetery in Dayton.

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Preceded by
Henry S. Stout
Mayor of Dayton, Ohio
Succeeded by
Frank R. Somers