David T. Patterson

David T. Patterson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Trotter Patterson (February 28, 1818 - November 3, 1891) was a United States Senator from Tennessee at the beginning of the Reconstruction Period. A staunch Union supporter (as were most of his fellow East Tennesseans), he was elected by the Tennessee General Assembly to the U.S. Senate when Tennessee became the first state which had been part of the former Confederacy to be readmitted to the Union on July 24, 1866. He presented his credentials to the Senate on July 26, but they were challenged; he was not permitted to takeoath of office until July 28. In 1855, Patterson married Martha Johnson, daughter of former Tennessee Governor and Senator Andrew Johnson, who was President of the United States when Patterson won Johnson's previously held Senate seat. This placed Patterson in something of an awkward position when Johnson was impeached by the United States House of Representatives in February 1868. According to the U. S.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136606747
  • 9786136606743