John Gorham papers 1744-1772 (bulk 1748-1750)
Charles Clarence Pratt was born in New Milford, Pennsylvania, on April 23, 1854, the son of Ezra A. and Harriet Pratt. He had two older sisters, Sarah and Harriet. After graduating from the State Normal School in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania (now Bloomsburg University), Pratt returned to New Milford, where he worked in the lumber and oil trades. Pratt held many public positions, served as justice of the peace, and worked on several Pennsylvania governors' staffs. A Republican, Pratt ran unsuccessfully for the Pennsylvania State Senate in 1902 and was subsequently elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1908; he was not reelected in 1910. After his term in Congress, Pratt returned to New Milford. He later moved to Binghamton, New York, where he died on January 27, 1916.