Born at Corwensville, Clearfield Co., Va. Oct 30, 1850, grad. from Philip's Academy, from Yale in 1875, Columbia Law School in 1877. Moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1878. Practiced law, appointed by Gov. to fill term of Senator Stockbridge, 1894-1895. (from Mich. Biog. V. 1 p. 179) (blue index cards).
From the description of John Patton papers, 1892 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 600096141
Lawyer at Grand Rapids, Michigan and Republican U.S. Senator, 1894-1895.
From the description of John Patton papers, 1888-1905. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421155