Edwin H. Baker Pratt

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Edwin Howard Baker Pratt (June 5, 1913 – March 18, 1975), was an American educator and headmaster of Buckingham Browne & Nichols.

Early life[edit]

Pratt was born in Glen Cove, New York in 1913, the son of lawyer and financier John Teele Pratt and Congresswoman Ruth Baker Pratt; and grandson of oil industry pioneer Charles Pratt.

He was the fourth of five children. His brothers-in-law were Paul Nitze and Robert H. Thayer.

Pratt studied at Harvard College, graduating in the class of 1936.


He was headmaster of the private Browne & Nichols, now Buckingham Browne & Nichols, in Cambridge, MA from 1955 (or earlier) to 1968.

Personal life[edit]

Pratt became engaged to Aileen Kelly, from Massachusetts (born in Monte Carlo, 1915, died 1976) in 1935, and they had four children, the youngest of which is singer-songwriter Andy Pratt.

Pratt died 18 March 1975 in Boston, Massachusetts, aged 61.[1]


Through bequests to Buckingham Browne & Nichols, there are the Edwin H. B. Pratt Faculty Fund and the Edwin and Aileen Pratt Faculty Development Fund.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003