First Black Councilman & Taxes City Leader, T.J. Patterson, dies at 87

T.J. Patterson was a vocal advocate for youth and education issues. He became the first African-American individual elected to the Lubbock City Council in 1984 and remained in that post for 20 years.

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The United States “gift” to Lubbock, Texas City leader and the first Black councilman, T.J. Patterson, passes away

T.J. Patterson is remembered for his commitment to the neighborhood he frequently and proudly referred to as Lubbock, Texas, United States. A. Patterson, who played a number of significant roles, including that of the first African-American city councilman in Lubbock, editor of a weekly newspaper, and lifelong supporter of equal rights passed away on Wednesday. He was 85.

Friends and family recalled that Patterson had devoted much of his life to serving the city and the Black community. Everyone agrees that T.J. was upbeat, inspiring, and expressive, but Henry added that he was also very attentive and conscious of the gravity of the problems facing the neighborhood. According to family and friends, arrangements have not yet been made for Patterson’s funeral.

T.J. Patterson Age, Family, Early Life

T.J. Patterson’s birth date and Zodiac sign are not known. He holds an American nationality and he belongs to white ethnicity. His actual birth date and Zodiac sign are not known.

t.j. patterson family

we don’t have much detailed information regarding T.J. Patterson’s family. His family’s verified information will be provided later.

T.J. Patterson Wife, What about his Children?

Patterson met Bobbie Patterson there, and the two went on to have three children and live a life mostly devoted to giving back to the community.

T.J. Patterson Career, What was his profession?

In 1984, T.J. Patterson was elected as the first African-American to the Lubbock City Council, where he held office for 20 years. In the African-American community of Lubbock, he was a voice and a leader. Numerous state and federal bodies acknowledged his natural leadership. Shelia Patterson Harris, one of his daughters, currently serves as Lubbock’s District 2 representative on the city council.

Following a court decision that divided Lubbock into six single-member City Council districts the previous year, Patterson and Maggie Trejo jointly became Lubbock’s first minority city council members in 1984. The two collaborated on a number of issues crucial to Lubbock’s minority communities for nine years, up until Trejo’s resignation from the council in 1993. Many of these issues, such as road infrastructure, community policing, and the Canyon Lakes system, are still talked about and addressed frequently today.

How much is T.J. Patterson Net Worth?

So yet, we do not have any specific information regarding T.J. Patterson’s net worth.

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Which school and college did he go to?

T.J. Patterson graduated with a degree in physical education from Bishop College in Marshall and spent his early years working in teaching, including at Texas Tech, according to Avalanche-Journal archives

Is he available on any kind of social media platform?

Unfortunately, T.J. Patterson does not seem to be available on social media.

Physical Appearance of T.J. Patterson’s Height, Weight

HeightNot Available
Hair ColorWhite
Eye colorBlack
WeightNot Available
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about T.J. Patterson’s should be knows

Zodiac signNot Available
Relationship StatusMarried