Biography of Charles R. Pratt
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Pratt, Charles R., a prominent member of the bar, was born in Elmira, January 24, 1847. His father, the late Ransom Pratt, settled in Elmira in 1842, and with his brother operated for many years the Elmira woolen mill, now the Queen City woolenmill. Be died April 30, 1871, at the age of sixty three years. Charles R. Pratt was graduated from Amherst in the class of '69, and began the study of law in the office of Smith & Hill (G. L. Smith and David B. Hill) in the same year. In 1872 he was admitted and became at once the junior member of the firm of Collin, Atwell & Pratt. This firm dissolved a year later and in 1875 Mr. Pratt began practice by himself. In the same year he became connected with the Second National Bank, first as its vicepresident and later as cashier. In 1882 he returned to his profession and has since devoted his time to it, though he remained nominally the cashier of the bank until 1885. He then resigned and was again elected vice president of the bank and held that office until 1888. The present firm of Pratt & Joerg was formed in 1882. Aside from his law practice Mr. Pratt devotes much attention to literature and other matters. At the present time (1890) he is delivering a series of lectures on political economy at the Elmira Reformatory. He was the Republican candidate for county judge in the fall of 1890. Herman Jeorg is a son of Dr. Edward Jeorg, and was born in Potter County, Pa., August 14, 1857. He studied law with Rockwell & Collin in Elmira and was admitted to the bar in 1880. Two years later he formed a copartnership with Mr. Pratt. He was appointed special agent of the census of 1890 by Superintendent Porter.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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