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Charles Clarence PRATT

(1854-1916)

PRATT, Charles Clarence, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in New Milford, Susquehanna County, Pa., April 23, 1854; attended the rural schools in his community, Sedgwick Institute, Great Barrington, Mass., and was graduated from the State normal school at Bloomsburg, Pa.; became engaged in the lumber and oil businesses at New Milford in 1879; served as assessor, school director, and justice of the peace; colonel on the respective staffs of Governors Stone, Pennypacker, and Tener 1899-1907; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress (March 4, 1909-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; resumed his former business pursuits, residing in Binghamton, N.Y., during the winters and in New Milford, Pa., during the summers; died in Binghamton, N.Y., January 27, 1916; interment in New Milford Cemetery, New Milford, Pa.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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