David Henry Patton

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David Patton
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byWilliam D. Owen
Succeeded byJethro A. Hatch
Personal details
Born(1837-11-26)November 26, 1837
Flemingsburg, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedJanuary 17, 1914(1914-01-17) (aged 76)
Otterbein, Indiana, U.S
Political partyDemocratic
EducationChicago Medical School
Military service
Branch/serviceUnion Army
Years of service1861–1865
Rank Colonel
Unit38th Indiana Regiment

David Henry Patton (November 26, 1837 – January 17, 1914) was an American physician, Civil War veteran who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1891 to 1893.


Born in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, Patton attended the Collegiate Institute, Waveland, Indiana. Enlisted in the Thirty-eighth Indiana Regiment in 1861 and was mustered out in July 1865, after having attained the rank of colonel. He graduated from the Chicago Medical College in 1867 and practiced medicine in Remington, Indiana. Pension examiner at Remington 1886–1890. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892 and 1900.


Patton was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892.

Later career and death

He moved to Woodward, Woodward County, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in 1893. He was appointed receiver of public lands for Oklahoma in 1893, and later resumed the practice of medicine. He served as member of the district board of health of Woodward, Oklahoma. He was appointed pension examiner at Woodward.

He died in Otterbein, Indiana, on January 17, 1914. He was interred in Remington Cemetery, Remington, Indiana.


  • United States Congress. "David Henry Patton (id: P000137)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1891 – 1893
Succeeded by

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