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Doctor Patterson, of Kansas City, was elected thirty-second president of the Association at the 1892 meeting at Niagara Falls. No regular meeting of the Association was held in 1893 because the World's Columbian Dental Congress was held that year, so Doctor Patterson served as ADA president until 1894. Doctor Patterson was president of the Kansas State Dental Association in 1876-1877 and president of the Missouri State Dental Association in 1892. He was one of the organizers and first professor of operative dentistry of the Kansas City Dental College. Doctor Patterson was noted as an essayist, orator, and parliamentarian. He was editor of the Western Dental Journal for many years. He was born in Ohio in 1848 and died in 1930.
American Dental Association, "ADA President 1892-1894: John Deans Patterson" (1977). ADA Presidents. 83.