John Teele Pratt

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John Teele Pratt, Sr.

Birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Cause of death: heart disease
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Pratt and Mary Helen Pratt
Husband of Ruth Sears Pratt
Father of John Teele Pratt, Jr.; Virginia Thayer; Phyllis Nitze; Edwin H. Baker Pratt and Sally Sears Pratt
Brother of Frederic Bayley Pratt; Helen Pratt; George Dupont Pratt; Herbert Lee Pratt and Harold Irving Pratt
Half brother of Charles Millard Pratt and Lydia Richardson Babbott

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About John Teele Pratt

John Teele Pratt 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 Oil industrialist Charles Pratt and Mary Helen Richardson.

After graduating from Amherst College in 1896, he studied at Harvard Law School, graduating in 1900. He worked as a lawyer for the prestigious firm of Carter and Ledyard at 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.

He married Ruth Sears Baker, who in 1929, became the first woman elected to the United States Congress from the State of New York.

John Teele and Ruth Sears Baker Pratt had five children:

  1. John Teele Pratt Jr;
  2. Virginia Pratt (1905–1979), who married Robert H. Thayer;
  3. Phyllis Pratt (1912–1987), who married Paul Henry Nitze;
  4. Edwin H Baker Pratt (1913–1975), headmaster of the private Browne & Nichols, now Buckingham Browne & Nichols school; and
  5. Sally Pratt
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John Teele Pratt's Timeline

December 25, 1873
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
December 11, 1903
Age 29
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
April 30, 1905
Age 31
New York, New York County, New York, United States
March 2, 1908
Age 34
March 26, 1912
Age 38
June 5, 1913
Age 39
Glen Cove, NY, USA
June 17, 1927
Age 53
New York, New York, United States