Representative James Edward Patton View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 11/28/1984
Birth Place: Ford County, Illinois
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 58 (1959) - 62 (1967)
Home County: Delaware
Family Members Who Served in the Iowa Legislature: Brother: John W. Patton; GAs 61, 62, 64
James Edward Patton
Delaware County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the Honorable James E. Patton begs leave to submit the following Memorial:

James E. Patton was born July 16, 1895 in Ford County, Illinois, the son of John and Mary (Brown) Patton. He moved with his parents to Buchanan County in 1905. On June 14, 1926 he married Gladys Utley at Nashua, Iowa, to which union three sons were born.

Mr. Patton was educated in the Buchanan County Schools and later at the state teachers college at Cedar Falls, Iowa. He served as an Instructor in the 169th Machine Gun Battalion of the Army during World War I. He lived on his 350 acre farm, two miles south of Manchester, Iowa where he was engaged in turkey production, farming, dairying, and beef cattle. He retired January 1, 1959. His civic and community involvement included: a Blue Lodge member of the Manchester Masonic Lodge #165, a Nazareth Yorkrite Body, serving the Eastern Star, White Rose, and as an El Kahir Shriner; an elder in the Presbyterian Church; and a member of the Prairie Center and Pomona Granges.

A Republican, Mr. Patton represented Delaware County during the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, Sixtieth Extra, Sixty-first and Sixty-second General Assemblies.

James E. Patton died November 28, 1984. He is survived by his wife Gladys; three sons, James of Solon; William of Storm Lake; and Dr. Roger Patton of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Patton of Independence; and five sisters, Mary Kaney of Atlanta, Georgia, Mrs. Anthony (Mable) Fleider of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Alice Fleider of Merit Island, Florida, Mrs. Irene Williams of Tampa, Florida, and Mrs. Florence Snapp of Waterloo.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-second General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable James E. Patton, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.