Morehead Patterson

Meritorious Service

Morehead Patterson
City: New York
State: NY
Inducted: 1985

Patterson was one of the prime forces behind development of the AMF pinspotter, a project which encountered a number of detours in the late 1940s. His hiring of fellow Hall member Robert Kennedy and insistence on continuing with the development despite rising costs and pessimism allowed AMF to become the first company to gain ABC approval of a pinsetting machine in 1951. Patterson also was instrumental creating the Association of College Unions International tournament in 1959.