World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

John Teele Pratt

Article Id: WHEBN0007127371
Reproduction Date:

Title: John Teele Pratt  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Charles Pratt, Edwin H Baker Pratt, Harold I. Pratt, George Dupont Pratt, Carter Ledyard & Milburn
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

John Teele Pratt

John Teele Pratt (December 25, 1873 — June 17, 1927) was an American corporate attorney, philanthropist, music impresario, and financier.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
  • Legacy 3
  • Personal life 4
  • References 5

Early life

Pratt was born in Herbert L. Pratt, and Harold I. Pratt; and half-brother to Charles Millard Pratt.

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 53,[1] of heart disease. Thirty six years earlier, his father, Charles Pratt, had died of heart disease in offices at the same address.


In 1910, Pratt and his wife had a brick neo-Georgian mansion, "The Manor", designed by architect Charles A. Platt built at their 55-acre Glen Cove estate. In 1913, it was considered by Country Life Magazine to be one of the best twelve country houses in America. It is now the Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center.[2]

The John Teele Pratt residence on East 61st St, New York City, also designed by Platt about 1915, still exists.[3]

Personal life

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


  1. ^ John Teele Pratt, Financier, is Dead, New York Times, June 18, 1927. Accessed 6 May 2013.
  2. ^ Glen Cove Mansion: History, accessed 6 May 2013
  3. ^ Beyond the Gilded Age, accessed 6 May 2013
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.