McNUTT. Patterson, educator, was born in Switzerland county, Indiana, Aug. 27, 1833. He was graduated from the Indiana Asbury (now De Pauw) University, A.B., 1855, A.M., 1858. He was married, Nov. 27, 1855, to Louisa S. Slavens. He was principal of Danville seminary, 1855-58; joined the Illinois conference in 1858; was a professor in the Illinois Wesleyan University, 1858-59, and principal of the Georgetown seminary, 1859-62. He joined the army as captain of the 73rd Illinois volunteers, serving 1862-64. He was president of Marshall College, Ill., 1864-68; president of Baker university, 1869-70; and professor of mathematics, Indiana Asbury University, 1872-83. He was transferred to the St. Louis conference and held pastorates at Warrensburg, Mo., 1883-85, and at Del Norte, Col., 1885-86. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him by the Illinois Wesleyan University in 1880. He died at DeI Notre, Colorado, Feb. 9, 1886.
Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X.
Johnson, Rossiter, ed., The Biographical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1904.