Philip Pratt

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Philip Pratt (July 14, 1924 – February 7, 1989) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Pontiac, Michigan, Pratt was in the United States Army Sergeant, Office of Strategic Service during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. He received an LL.B. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1950. He was a Title examiner, Abstract and Title, Pontiac, Michigan from 1950 to 1951. He was an Assistant prosecutor, Oakland County, Michigan from 1952 to 1953. He was in private practice in Pontiac, Michigan from 1953 to 1963. He was a judge on the 6th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan from 1963 to 1970.

Pratt was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Pratt was nominated by President Richard Nixon on October 7, 1970, to a new seat created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 25, 1970, and received his commission on December 1, 1970. He served as chief judge from 1986-1989. Pratt served in that capacity until his death, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Succeeded by
Gerald Ellis Rosen