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Patton, John M.

Senate 1973-76 (District 30)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus

Counties Served:  Faribault, Freeborn, Martin, Steele, Waseca

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 3/22/1928
Birth Place: Huron, South Dakota
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: 11/12/2010
Gender: Male
Religion: Protestant
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Blue Earth
Occupation (when first elected): Mortician

EDUCATION

Waseca High School; Secondary; 1945
University of Minnesota; Attended College; Mortuary Science
Washington University; B.S.; Psychology, 1949

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Military: United States Air Force (Korean conflict; Second Lieutenant,); ? to 1953
Municipal Mayor: Blue Earth, Minnesota (City Mayor); 1969 to 197? [Elected]
Municipal Mayor: Blue Earth, Minnesota (City Mayor; four more terms); 1978 to 1983 [Elected]
State Board/Commission/Council: Local Government Policy Task Force (Appointed by Governor Quie); 1982 to ? [Appointed]

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Carol Schueneman (married in 1950; she died in 1987); Bonney
Children: Five children/step-children: Blake, Ed, Tom, David, Joel
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of the Republican Party.

He is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth, Minnesota.

Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

69th Legislative Session (1975-1976) (second half of Senate term)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Blue Earth
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Faribault, Freeborn, Martin, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Mortician
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Independent Republican Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Assessment and Accountability
  • Education: Special Education in State Institutions
  • Local Government

68th Legislative Session (1973-1974)

  Session Details
Body: Senate
District: 30
Elected: 11/7/1972
Residence: Blue Earth
Term of Office: 1/2/1973 to 1/3/1977
Counties Represented: Faribault, Freeborn, Martin, Steele, Waseca
Occupation: Mortician
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Conservative Caucus
Committees:
  • Education
  • Education: Junior College Faculty Reduction
  • Local Government
Articles & Books About
"John M. Patton, 82." Faribault County Register, November 20, 2010.



The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library has collected newspaper articles on legislators since 1973. They are available in the Library.