Sculptor, designer of the Indian Head $5 and $10 gold coins put into circulation in 1918. One of his statues is a bronze sculpture of Nathan Hale on the Yale University Campus. Pratt was a graduate of the Yale School of Fine Arts in 1887 and the Ecole des Breaux-Arts in Paris France in 1889. He received honorary degrees from Yale University (BA Degree in 1899) and Harvard University (MA Degree in 1915) He also studied under Augustus Saint-Gaudens, another well-known designer of gold coins in the United States.
Married to Helen Lugarda Pray on Aug. 11, 1896 in Boston MA. To this union were born two sons; Dudley Pratt and Minot Whittlesey Pratt, and two daughters; Helen Malcolm Pratt and Elisabeth Morgan Pratt.
Pratt's mother is named Sarah Victoria, nee Whittlesey, who is a descendant of John and Ruth Whittlesey who settled in America in 1635 being associated with the Lord Say and Seal Company. The Whittlesey family are descendants of The Rt. Rev. +William Whittlesey, the 57th Lord Archbishop of Canterbury during part of the 14th Century.
Helen Lugarda Pray Pratt
1870–1965 (m. 1896)
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