- 1891 - 1976
K.C., LL.B., D.C.L., Lawyer, Judge, Author.
Born in Tatamagouche, Colchester County, NS, son of William and Elizabeth (Campbell) Patterson, his great grandfather came to Pictou from Linwood, Scotland on the Hector in 1773. In 1925 he married Ina MacNee and they had two daughters: Edith and Mary. He was educated at Pictou Academy and Dalhousie University. He practiced law in Yarmouth before moving to Truro where he continued to practice. In 1958, he was appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, retiring in 1965. He was very active in writing the history of Pictou and Colchester Counties and in this regard authored several books. Mr. Justice Patterson was President of the Nova Scotia Historical Society from 1960 to 1963. He died in Truro, NS.