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L. Brooks Patterson

Politician from United States of America

L. (Lewis) Brooks Patterson (born January 4, 1939) is an American Republican politician who currently serves as County Executive of Oakland County, Michigan. Patterson attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Detroit, and his Juris Doctor in 1967 from its law schoolTemplate:Http://www.law.udmercy.edu/about/dist alumni bios.php. He was admitted to the bar as an attorney in 1967. In 1968 he was hired by the Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney's office as an assistant prosecutor. He left that office in 1971 and shortly thereafter ran for his former boss's position as Oakland County Prosecuting Attorney. He won the 1972 election and served as Prosecuting Attorney until 1988, when he left to practice law in the private sector. In the 1970s, he was a leader in the fight against court-ordered cross-district school busing for racial integrationTemplate:Http://apps.detnews.com/apps/history/index.php?id=161. He argued the Milliken v. Bradley case before the United States Supreme court in 1973 which was decided in early 1974. In 1978, he was a candidate in the Republican primary for U.S. Senator from Michigan. In 2006,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1939-01-04
Nationality
United States of America
Profession
Politician, Lawyer

Political career

Party From To
Republican Party

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