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Harcourt Joseph PRATT

(1866-1934)

PRATT, Harcourt Joseph, a Representative from New York; born in Highland, Ulster County, N.Y., October 23, 1866; attended the public schools and Claverack Academy at Claverack, N.Y.; engaged in the lumber and coal business; also interested in banking; member of the Board of Supervisors of Ulster County 1895-1897; member of the State assembly in 1897; director of the First National Bank of Highland since 1900 and of the Kingston Trust Co. since 1921; was president of the Board of Education of Highland, N.Y., 1908-1926; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1933); was not a candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed his former business interests; died from injuries received in an automobile accident near Highland, N.Y., May 21, 1934; interment in Highland Cemetery.

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

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