- John Teele Pratt
John Teele Pratt (
December 25, 1873— June 17, 1927) was an American corporate attorney, philanthropist, music impresario, and financier.
Pratt was born in
Brooklyn, New York, on 25 December 1873, the son of Standard Oilindustrialist Charles Prattand Mary Helen Richardson. He was brother to Frederic B. Pratt, George Dupont Pratt, Herbert L. Pratt, and Harold I. Pratt; and half-brother to Charles Millard Pratt.
After graduating from
Amherst Collegein 1896, he studied at Harvard Law School, graduating in 1900.
He worked as a lawyer for the prestigious firm of
Carter and Ledyardat 54 Wall Street in New York.
Pratt died suddenly in his Broadway office on
June 17, 1927, aged 51, of heart disease. Thirty six years earlier, his father, Charles Pratt, died of heart disease in offices at the same address.
The Pratt family house and estate, Manor House, at
Glen Cove, Long Island, is now the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center (www.glencovemansion.com).
He married Ruth Sears Baker, who in 1929, became the first woman elected to the
United States Congressfrom the State of New York.
John Teele and Ruth Sears Baker Pratt had five children:
#John Teele Pratt Jr;
#Virginia Pratt (1905–1979), who married
Robert H. Thayer;
#Phyllis Pratt (1912–1975), who married Paul Henry Nitze;
Edwin H Baker Pratt(1913–1987), headmaster of the private Browne & Nichols, now Buckingham Browne & Nicholsschool; and
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