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Joseph Marmaduke PRATT

(1891-1946)

PRATT, Joseph Marmaduke, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J., September 4, 1891; moved with his parents to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1892; attended the public schools and business colleges; was graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1919; engaged in the manufacture of industrial and marine products; member of the Republican city committee of Philadelphia 1937-1946; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James P. McGranery and served from January 18, 1944, to January 3, 1945; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits in Philadelphia, Pa.; received the Republican nomination for State senator in the second senatorial district of Pennsylvania in 1946; died in Washington, D.C., on July 19, 1946, while on a business trip; interment in Arlington Cemetery, Upper Darby, Pa.

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

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