The Life and Times of George Washington Patterson
This is the story of New York Lt. Governor George W. Patterson. Raised in Londonderry, New Hampshire he came to the Genesee Valley in New York in 1818 and rose to assembly speaker before moving to Westfield in Chautauqua County as a Land Agent. He was a friend of William Seward and Thurlow Weed and in 1848 was elected Lt. Govenor with Hamilton Fish as governor. In 1876 he was elected to the House of Representatives.
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Enters politics 3551 Chapter three Assemblyman Patterson goes to Albany 5278
Assemblyman Patterson goes back to Albany 79131
Assembly Speaker 132151
Second year as speaker152166
Leaving Leicester for Westfield 167217
Lieutenant Governor 218228
Hurrah for old Abe 277330
The blessedest man in America 332364
Congressman Patterson goes to Washington 365384
Final year 385391
Epilogue Chapter notes 394454
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