New York Federal Judge Robert Patterson Dies At 91

Law360, San Diego (April 22, 2015, 7:28 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Robert P. Patterson Jr., 91, died Tuesday after nearly three decades on the bench in New York's Southern District and was remembered by his fellow judges as a humble jurist who turned his full attention to even the smallest of cases.

Judge Patterson, who had a distinguished record in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served twice as a federal prosecutor in New York, was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. He took senior status in 1998 and...
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