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John H. Pratt
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Third and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001
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 BerniceSafford.
Children: Clare W., Lucinda Pearlman, John Helm, Jr., Patricia Moriarty, and Mary W.
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
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, l 967-68
J.A.G. Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association, 1960-68
American Judicature Society
Judicial Conference of the U.S., Committee on Judicial Ethics, chairman,
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