Born: November 17, 1910
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Died: August 11, 1995
Chevy Chase, Maryland

John Helm Pratt

Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Nominated by Lyndon B. Johnson on April 11, 1968; Confirmed by the Senate on June 6, 1968, and received commission on June 7, 1968. Assumed senior status on 12/1/1989. Service terminated on 8/11/1995, due to death.

Education:
Harvard University, A.B., 1930
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1934

courtesy of the Pratt Family

Artist
Ned Bittinger (1951 – ) is a portrait painter who also paints landscapes and illustrations. He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Denison University in Ohio and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University. Mr. Bittinger paints in the style of realism; his work shows the influence of John Singer Sargent and N.C. Wyeth.

Read Judge Pratt’s Oral History

Professional Career:

U.S. Air Force, 1951-1953
Private practice, Roanoke, Virginia, 1955-1956
Private practice, Charleston, West Virginia, 1956-1961
Legal assistant, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C., 1958-1959
Private practice, Norfolk, Virginia, 1961-1962
Private practice, Washington, D.C., 1962-1969
Associate deputy U.S. attorney general, U.S. Department of Justice, 1969-1970
Associate judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1970-1985

Judges of the D.C. Circuit Courts