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Harry Hayt PRATT

(1864-1932)

PRATT, Harry Hayt, a Representative from New York; born in Corning, Steuben County, N.Y., November 11, 1864; attended Corning Union School and was graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1882; associate editor of the Corning Weekly Journal 1882-1891 and of the Corning Daily Journal 1891-1906; editor of the same and manager of the Corning Journal Publishing Co. 1906-1919; supervisor of Corning in 1898 and 1899; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1908 and 1910; postmaster of Corning from September 8, 1905, to January 27, 1914; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1918; engaged in publicity work for the United States Department of Labor and the War Risk Insurance Bureau 1919-1921; public relations counselor for the Erie Railroad Co. 1923-1928, and managing editor of the Erie Railroad Magazine; director of the Corning Free Library and the Chamber of Commerce; died in Corning, N.Y., November 13, 1932; interment in Hope Cemetery.

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

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