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Dr. Roy Patteson, Former President of Southern Sem, Dies at 83

October 2, 2012

We regret the passing of Dr. Roy Kinneer Patteson Jr., a former president of Southern Seminary Junior College.

Patteson served as president of Southern Seminary from 1970 to 1972. Throughout his career, he held leadership positions at other colleges, including service as president of King College in Bristol, Tenn., and vice president for development at Mary Baldwin College.

He held bachelor’s degrees from the University of Richmond and Union Theological Seminary, and master’s and doctoral degrees from Duke University. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Army and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church.

(Post by Hannah Benson Rodriguez ’13.)

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