The Life of Joseph M Pratt
Joseph Marmaduke Pratt - US Congressman
Joseph Marmaduke Pratt, a Representative from Pennsylvania,was born in Paterson, Passaic County, N.J. on September 4, 1891. He moved with his parents to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1892 and attended the public schools and business colleges. Joseph graduated from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. in 1919 and engaged in the manufacture of industrial and marine products.
Mr. Pratt was a member of the Republican city committee of Philadelphia from 1937-1946. He was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James P. McGranery. He served from January 18, 1944 to January 3, 1945, but was unsuccessful as candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress. Mr Pratt then resumed his former business pursuits in Philadelphia, Pa.
In 1946, he received the Republican nomination for State Senator in the second senatorial district of Pennsylvania. Joseph Marmaduke Pratt died in Washington, D.C., on July 19, 1946 while on a business trip.