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Patterson, Hannah Jane (05 November 1879–21 August 1937), suffragist and defense official in World War I, was born in Smithton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John Gilfillan Patterson, a prominent banker, and Harriet McCune. She received an A.B. from Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where she was enrolled from 1897 to 1901, and then studied finance at Columbia University in 1902 and law at the University of Pennsylvania from 1903 to 1905. A product of the Progressive era and the women’s organizations of that time, which were largely aimed at self-improvement, Patterson embarked on a career as an activist when she joined the Civic Club of Allegheny County. Instrumental in the establishment of a juvenile court for Allegheny County, she was also well known for her work in the local consumer’s league....