George C. Pratt

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George Pratt
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
In office
June 21, 1982 – May 22, 1993
Appointed by Ronald Reagan
Preceded by William Timbers
Succeeded by Pierre Leval
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
In office
May 7, 1976 – June 21, 1982
Appointed by Gerald Ford
Preceded by Anthony Travia
Succeeded by Leonard Wexler
Personal details
Born (1928-05-22) May 22, 1928 (age 85)
Corning, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Yale University

George Cheney Pratt (born May 22, 1928 in Corning, New York), was a federal appellate judge in the United States, and in 2013 was listed as a NAFTA adjudicator.

Pratt attended Yale University as an undergraduate as well as Yale Law School. After a two-year term clerking for a judge of the New York Court of Appeals, Pratt spent two decades, from 1955 to 1976, as a lawyer in private practice in Nassau County, New York.

In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford selected Pratt to serve as a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan elevated Pratt to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Pratt took senior status on the Court of Appeals in 1993. He fully retired from judicial service in 1995.

Judge Pratt began teaching at The Touro Law Center Jacob D. Fuchsberg School of Law in Central Islip, New York where he currently is a full-time faculty member.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Timbers
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
1976–1982
Succeeded by
Pierre Leval
Preceded by
Anthony Travia
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
1982–1993
Succeeded by
Leonard Wexler