Nathaniel J. Patterson


Died aged c. 82

Nathaniel "Nat" J. Patterson was born in 1883, a native Floridian. He graduated from Cumberland University with an LLB and Bachelor of Forensic Legal Debate in 1914. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1914 and began law practice in Fort Meade in 1915. He served as an attorney in Fort Meade for 37 years, most of it without pay. He served as Fort Meade City Attorney on three different occasions for 18 years and was elected Mayor in 1926. In 1927 he served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives. He was awarded the Doctor of Jurisprudence by Cumberland Law School (now Samford University), Birmingham, Alabama in 1969. He was a charter member of the Lions Club, a member of Fort Meade Masonic Lodge and active in the Fort Meade Methodist Church, where he established a scholarship for needy boys and girls. Nathaniel Patterson died in 1965.


Commemorated on 1 plaque

Nathaniel "Nat" J. Patterson [full inscription unknown]

Fort Meade City Hall, 8 West Broadway, Fort Meade, FL, United States where they was