George C. Pratt
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit|
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|
May 7, 1976 – June 21, 1982
|Appointed by||Gerald Ford|
|Preceded by||Anthony Travia|
|Succeeded by||Leonard Wexler|
|Born||George Cheney Pratt
May 22, 1928
Corning, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Yale University|
Life and career
Pratt was born in Corning, New York. He 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.
- George C. Pratt at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
|Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
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