George Pratt

From Judgepedia
Jump to: navigation, search
George Pratt
Placeholder image.png
Do you have a photo that could go here? Submit it for this profile by emailing us!
Current Court Information:
Second Circuit
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #6
Service:
Appointed by:   Gerald Ford
Active:   6/21/1982 - 5/22/1993
Senior:   5/22/1993 - 1/31/1995
Preceded by:   William Timbers
Succeeded by:   Pierre Leval
Past post:   Eastern District of New York
Past term:   5/7/1976 - 6/29/1982
Past position:   Seat #6
Personal History
Born:   1928
Hometown:   Corning, NY
Undergraduate:   Yale, B.A., 1950
Law School:   Yale Law, J.D., 1953



George Cheney Pratt (b. 1928) was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He joined the court in 1982 after being nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Prior to that, Pratt served on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He joined that court in 1976 after an appointment from Gerald Ford. At the time of his appointment, he was a private practice attorney. Pratt assumed senior status on May 22, 1993, and retired January 31, 1995 to teach law.[1]

Early life and education

  • Yale University, B.A., 1950
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1953[1]

Professional career

  • Law clerk, Hon. Charles W. Froessel, New York State Court of Appeals, 1953-1955
  • Private practice, Nassau County, New York, 1955-1976
  • Adjunct professor, St. John's University School of Law, 1978-1992
  • Distinguished visiting professor of law, Hofstra University, 1979-1993
  • Adjunct professor, Touro College School of Law, 1985-1993
  • Professor of law, Touro College School of Law, 1993-present[1]

Judicial career

Second Circuit

Pratt was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit by President Ronald Reagan on April 26, 1982, to a seat vacated by William Timbers. He was confirmed by the Senate on June 18, 1982, and received his commission on June 21, 1982. Pratt assumed senior status on May 22, 1993, and retired January 31, 1995.[1] He was succeeded to this post by Pierre Leval.

Eastern District of New York

Pratt was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by Gerald Ford on April 13, 1976, to a seat vacated by Anthony Travia. He was confirmed by the Senate on May 6, 1976, and received commission on May 7, 1976. Service terminated on June 29, 1982, due to appointment to the Second Circuit.[1] Pratt was succeeded in this position from Leonard Wexler.

See also

External links

References

Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Anthony Travia
Eastern District of New York
1976–1982
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Leonard Wexler
Preceded by:
William Timbers
Second Circuit
1982–1993
Seat #6
Succeeded by:
Pierre Leval




New YorkUnited States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Western District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Northern District of New YorkUnited States District Court for the Southern District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Eastern District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Western District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Northern District of New YorkUnited States bankruptcy court, Southern District of New YorkUnited States Court of Appeals for the Second CircuitNew York Court of AppealsNew York Supreme Court, Appellate DivisionNew York Supreme CourtNew York County CourtsNew York City CourtsNew York Town and Village CourtsNew York Family CourtsNew York Surrogates' CourtsNew York City Civil CourtNew York City Criminal CourtsNew York Court of ClaimsNew York Problem Solving CourtsNew York countiesNew York judicial newsNew York judicial electionsJudicial selection in New YorkNewYorkTemplate.jpg