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Theoderich Patterson was a male Human Starfleet officer in the 24th century. He worked at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards his entire career, starting when he graduated from Starfleet Academy.

By the 2360s, Patterson had achieved the rank of admiral and was in charge of Utopia Planitia. In that capacity, he hosted up the commissioning ceremony of the USS Enterprise-D in 2363, giving a speech and assisting Captain Thomas Halloway in giving Admiral Norah Satie, Admiral Gregory Quinn, and Lady Svaath Magodin a tour of the ship. Patterson was very enthusiastic about the new Enterprise, considering it to "lead the way in expanding our knowledge and understanding of the universe and -- most important -- ourselves". (TNG short story: "Meet with Triumph and Disaster")

Patterson also taught classes at the Academy; he was Kathryn Janeway's professor for calculus, becoming Janeway's mentor. He was still in charge of Utopia Planitia in 2371 when the USS Voyager was built; he escorted Janeway onto Voyager for the first time. (VOY episode: "Relativity")

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