Pratt, Thomas George

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to
Full name
Thomas George Pratt
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
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Gender
Male
Race
White
Origins
Slave State
Education
Princeton (College of New Jersey)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
Government
US Senate
Governor
State legislature

Thomas George Pratt (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
PRATT, Thomas George, a Senator from Maryland; born in Georgetown, Md. (now a part of Washington, D.C.), February 18, 1804; completed preparatory studies and attended the Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., and the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University); studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Upper Marlboro, Md., in 1823; member, State house of delegates 1832-1835; Whig presidential elector in 1836; appointed president of the executive council 1836; member, State senate 1838-1843; Governor of Maryland 1845-1848; moved to Annapolis, Md., in 1848 and resumed the practice of law; elected as a Whig to the United States Senate in 1849 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Reverdy Johnson; reelected in 1851 and served from January 12, 1850, to March 3, 1857; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1864 and again resumed the practice of his profession; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1867; died in Baltimore, Md., November 9, 1869; interment in St. Anne’s Cemetery, Annapolis, Md.
“Pratt, Thomas George,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=P000506.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Magruder, Caleb Clarke, Jr. Thomas George Pratt, Governor of Maryland, 1845-1848; United States Senator, 1850-1857. Baltimore: Waverley Press, 1913. view record
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