Eliza Jane Pratt

Eliza Jane Pratt ( born March 5, 1902 in Morven, Anson County, North Carolina; † 13 May 1981 in Charlotte, North Carolina) was an American politician. In the years 1946 and 1947, she represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Eliza Pratt attended the public schools of their home and the Queens College in Charlotte. In the years 1923 and 1924 she worked as a newspaper editor in Troy. Since 1924, she was secretary of Congressman Robert L. Doughton, Walter Lambeth and William O. Burgin, all one after the other represented the eighth constituency of the State of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.

After the death of William Burgin Eliza Pratt was a candidate of the Democratic Party in the election due for the eighth seat from North Carolina as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they took up their new mandate on 25 May 1946. Because they did not pursue on the regular congressional elections of 1946, on a bid again, she could until January 3, 1947 only finish the current term in Congress.

Between 1947 and 1951, Pratt worked for the authority for the administration of enemy property (Office of Alien Property). After that, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture until 1954. From 1954 to 1956 she was employed by the Library of Congress; Subsequently, she worked 1957-1962 for Congressman Alvin Paul Kitchin. Then she led the public relations department at the North Carolina Telephone Company. At that time Eliza Pratt lived in Wadesboro. She died on 13 May 1981 in Charlotte.