James T. Pratt
Enlisted in the "Horse Guard" in 1820.
He served as mayor 1826-1829.
Pratt was elected major of the First Regiment of Cavalry in 1834.
He served as colonel in 1836.
Brigadier general 1837-1839.
Major general 1839-1846. He served as adjutant general in 1846. He retired from mercantile pursuits and settled in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representtaives in 1847, 1848, and 1850. He served in the Connecticut Senate in 1852. He served as President pro tempore of the Connecticut Senate. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1857 and 1862.
Pratt was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor in 1858 and 1859. He served as member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. He was again a member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871. He engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Wethersfield, Connecticut, April 11, 1887. He was interred in Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut.
- "PRATT, James Timothy". congress.gov. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
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