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PATTON, EDWARD A.
PATTON, EDWARD A. (ca.1859–?). Edward A. Patton, who represented San Jacinto and Polk counties in the Twenty- second Legislature, was born in Texas around 1859. He was apparently a teacher and farmer when he won election to the Texas House of Representatives in 1890. Patton was a resident of Evergreen in San Jacinto County and the only black member of the Twenty-second Legislature. He served on the Education Committee in the House and worked for appropriations for Prairie View State Normal School. He opposed the adoption of a poll tax, supported the establishment of a state railroad regulatory commission, and sought to relieve property taxes on landowners in his district whose lands suffered from flooding. He also voted for legislation that banned interracial marriages and supported the Texas Confederate Home. Patton, a Republican, served only one term in the legislature. He reportedly lived in Washington, D.C., in 1920 and was an employee of the federal government.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Merline Pitre, Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares: The Black Leadership of Texas, 1868–1900 (Austin: Eakin, 1985).
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