Born:  November 17, 1910
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Died:  August 11, 1995
Chevy Chase, Maryland

Summary by
Judith S. Feigin

Interviews Conducted by
Jacob A. Stein, Esq.

Hon. John H. Pratt

Oral History Text & Documentation

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Oral History Summary

Georgetown University, 1926-28
Harvard College, 1928-30, A.B. (cum laude)
Harvard Law School, 1931-34, LL.B.
Admitted to DC Bar, Maryland Bar, 1950

Military Service
Entered active duty, U.S. Marine Corps in 1942; released as CPT in 1946 after WWII service; Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two (2) Presidential Unit Citations.

Career Record
1934-42, associate, Morris, KixMiller & Baar, Washington, DC
1946-68, partner, Morris, Pearce, Gardner & Pratt, Washington, DC

Harvard Law School Association, president, 1952-53
DC Bar Association, president, 1963-64
American Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1963-64
American Bar Foundation, 1965
Legal Aid Agency, now Public Defenders Service, Washington, DC, chairman, trustee, l967-68
J.A.G. Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association, 1960-68
American Judicature Society
Judicial Conference of the U.S., Committee on Judicial Ethics, chairman, 1984-90

Nominated for appointment April 11, 1968 by President Johnson (D).

November 17, 1910, in Portsmouth, NH to Harold B. and Marguerite R. Pratt

Oct. 25, 1938, to Bernice Safford

Clare W., Lucinda Pearlman, John Helm, Jr., Patricia Moriarty, and Mary W.