(Biographical information from the Federal Judicial Center, http://www.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf, April 2007
Born 7/11/1923, in New York, NY.Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York.
Nominated by President Ronald Reagan (Republican) on 06/14/1988; confirmed by the Senate on 10/05/1988; received judicial commission on 10/06/1988.
Assumed senior status on 12/31/1998.
As of April 2007, when this biographical material was gathered, Judge Patterson remained on the federal bench. Education
Harvard College, B.A., 1947.
Columbia Law School, LL.B., 1950.Non-judicial Career
U.S. Army Air Corps, 1942-1956
Private practice, New York City, 1950-1952
Assistant counsel, New York State Crime Commission, 1952-1953
Assistant U.S.attorney, Southern District of New York, 1953-1954
Assistant counsel, U.S. Senate Banking and Currency Committee, 1954
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1954-1956
Private practice, New York City, 1956-1988
Special hearing officer for conscientious objectors, U.S. Department of Justice,1961-1968
Minority counsel, Select Committee Pursuant to U.S. House of Representatives Resolution Number 1, 1967