Wright Patman

Wright Patman

Full Name: John William Wright Patman
Date of birth: August 6, 1893
Date of death: March 7, 1976

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 2 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Linden / Cass   Cass
H 2 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Linden / Cass   Cass

Terms of Service top

House District 2
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925
Legislatures: 38th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Linden / Cass
Counties in district: Cass
House District 2
Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923
Legislatures: 37th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Linden / Cass
Counties in district: Cass

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • PATMAN, John William Wright (1893-1976). Representative, TX. Relatives: John William Wright Patman - father, William Neff Patman - son. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume IV, p. 504. East Texas: Its History and Its Makers, 1940.
  • PATMAN, JOHN WILLIAM WRIGHT (1893-1976). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Ceremony proceedings in the LRL Rare Books collection, 923.273 P274R. Reception and Ceremony Commemorating the Commencement of the 40th Year of Service in the Congress of the United States By the Honorable Wright Patman; Remarks and Proceedings, March 5, 1968, 1968.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Relatives: W. N. "Bill" Patman - son-in-law, Fred Mauritz - father-in-law; W. N. "Bill" Patman - son, Congressman Wright Patman - father. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Memorial, June 1976, p. 563. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Book in LRL collection, 923.2764 P274Y 2000 Wright Patman: Populism, Liberalism, and the American Dream, 1st ed., 2000.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Private, World War I, "during the First World War served as a private and later as a machinegun officer in the United States Army 1917-1919." Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • United States Army, First Lieutenant, World War I. Memorial, June 1976, p. 563. Texas Bar Journal.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Charges Against Legislature by Hull Youngblood, Joint  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Liquor Traffic  
State Affairs (Chair) 
37th R.S. - 1921
Engrossed Bills (Vice Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Representative Districts  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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