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us: Patterson, Richard C., Jr. (Richard Cunningham), 1886-1966

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    • Richard Cunningham
  • Variants

    • us: Patterson, Richard C., (Richard Cunningham), 1886-1966
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    • Birth Place

        (naf) Omaha (Neb.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Army
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) New York (State). Department of Correction
        • Affiliation Start: 1927
        • Affiliation End: 1932
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) National Broadcasting Company
        • Affiliation Start: 1932
        • Affiliation End: 936
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Department of Commerce
        • Affiliation Start: 1938
        • Affiliation End: 1940
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation
        • Affiliation Start: 1940
        • Affiliation End: 1944
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        (lcsh) Businessmen
          (lcsh) Diplomats
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      • Earlier Established Forms

          Patterson, Richard C., (Richard Cunningham), 1886-1966Patterson, Richard C.,(Richard Cunningham),1886-1966
      • Sources

        • found: NUCMC data from Harry S. Truman Library for His Papers, 1918-1966 (Patterson, Richard C., 1886- ; diplomat and businessman)
        • found: WwasWA, 1961-1968 (Patterson, Richard Cunningham, Jr.; d. 1966)
        • found: Richard C. Patterson, Jr., in Chronoscope, 1952 title frame (Richard C. Patterson, Jr., Minister to Switzerland)
        • found:, October 30, 2013 (Richard C. Patterson, Jr.; Richard Cunningham Patterson, Jr.; born January 29, 1886 in Omaha, Nebraska; graduated from Columbia University School of Mines with an engineering degree in 1907; as a mining engineer, he joined the Pershing expedition to Mexico as a Cavalry private; as a Major in the U.S. Army during WWI, he performed administrative work for the peace negotiators, assisted in organizing the American Legion in Paris, and rose to rank of Colonel; from 1927-1932 he was Commissioner of Correction, State Of New York; he guided the planning, design and construction of the Rikers Island Penitentiary complex, and he started the Prison Keepers School in 1927, the forerunner to the current Correction Academy; he was Executive Vice President of the National Broadcasting Company from 1932-1936; from 1938-1940 he was Assistant Secretary and later Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce (FDR Admin), handling sensitive anti-trust investigation matters and winding up virtually in charge of the agency during its secretary's absence; from 1940-1944 he was Chairman of Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO); in 1944, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the Yugoslav government, first working with exiled King Peter and then with Marshal Tito; from 1948-1050 he was U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala; from 1951-1953 he was U.S. Minister to Switzerland; from 1954-1966 he was chair of New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner's Reception Committee, a post that eventually evolved into Chief of Protocol, Commissioner of Public Events and Commissioner of Commerce; he died September 30, 1966 in New York, New York)
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