John Pratt

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

Education
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

Member
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).

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

Married
Oct. 25, 1938, to Bernice Safford

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

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.

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