Le Gage Pratt

Le Gage Pratt ( born December 14, 1852 in Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, † March 9, 1911 in Newark, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1909 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Career

Le Gage Pratt attended the public schools of his home. Since 1869 he worked in Boston in the trade. He later moved with his parents to Chicago, where he worked in the years 1884-1886 in the newspaper industry. In the following years until 1897, Pratt operated in Texas, Illinois and Minnesota in the life insurance industry. Then he moved to East Orange, New Jersey. Since 1903, he worked for an insurance company in Newark, where he rose to become vice president.

Politically, Pratt was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1906 he was in the eighth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William H. Wiley on March 4, 1907. Since he lost in 1908 to Wiley, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1909. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Pratt again worked in the insurance industry. He worked for the resident in Providence Puritan Life Insurance Co.. He died on March 9, 1911 in Newark, where he was also buried.

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