Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
PATTISON, Edward Worthington (1932-1990)

PATTISON, EDWARD WORTHINGTON, a Representative from New York; born in Troy, Rensselaer County, N.Y., April 29, 1932; graduated from Albany (N.Y.) Academy, 1949; A.B., Cornell University, Ithaca, 1953; LL.B., same university, 1957; admitted to the New York bar in 1957 and commenced practice in Troy; served in the United States Army, 1954-1956; served as Rensselaer County (N.Y.) treasurer, 1970-1975; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1970 to the Ninety-second Congress; unsuccessful candidate for Rensselaer County Executive, 1973; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the Ninety-fifth Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1979); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; was a resident of West Sand Lake, N.Y., until his death there on August 22, 1990; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.

New York State Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Albany, NY
Papers: ca. 1970-1990, approximately 50 cubic feet.
This group of papers relates chiefly to the life and career of Edward "Ned" Pattison in politics and government, particularly his service in U.S. Congress. These papers include correspondence, memorandum, reports, speeches, and campaign materials. Pattison's papers also include materials related to lectures and classes he taught at various academic institutions, his involvement in numerous civic organizations work as a political analyst and commentator for a number of broadcast media outlets in Capital District region of New York State.