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Eliza Jane PRATT

(1902-1981)

PRATT, Eliza Jane, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Morven, Anson County, N.C., March 5, 1902; attended the public schools of Morven and Raeford, N.C., and Queens College at Charlotte, N.C.; newspaper editor at Troy, N.C., in 1923 and 1924; served as secretary to Members of Congress from the Eighth Congressional District of North Carolina 1924-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William O. Burgin and served from May 25, 1946, to January 3, 1947; was not a candidate for renomination in 1946; employed with the Office of Alien Property, Washington, D.C., from 1947 to 1951; with Department of Agriculture from 1951 to 1954; with Library of Congress from 1954 to 1956; secretary to Representative Kitchin of North Carolina from 1957 to 1962; served as public relations head for North Carolina Telephone Company; resided in Wadesboro, N.C.; died in Charlotte, N.C. May 13, 1981; interment in Raeford City Cemetery, Raeford, N.C.

Bibliography

”Eliza Jane Pratt” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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

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