Alvin Patton Papers

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Alvin Patton Papers


  • 1974-1977 (Creation)


0.42 linear feet

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Alvin Patton was born September 18, 1937 in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. He attended the Northwest Technical Institute and served in the U.S. Army. Patton is a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Union Party. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives for District 17A in 1972 and served until 1980. Patton served on various committees: Environmental/Natural Resources, Committee for Higher Education, and was Vice-chairman of the Governmental Operations.

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The Patton Papers contain mainly correspondence between the Representative and his constituents, government reports, newspaper clippings, and the minutes of the Committee on Local and Urban Affairs. The majority of these items date between 1974 and 1977. Some items of interest within the collection are: the Board of Regents 1975 Election, the Metrodome stadium Bill, and general information on the Metropolitan Stadium.

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These records were left in their original arrangement.

Records are located at 36E.4d.

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  • English

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    These records were reprocessed by Hannah Plachecki in October 2014.

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