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Joseph Hyde Pratt

geologist , engineer.

Joseph Hyde Pratt, American geologist, engineer. Member International Jury of Awards, St. Louis Exposition, 1904.

Background

Pratt, Joseph Hyde was born on February 3, 1870 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Son of James C. and Jennie A. (Peck) Pratt.

Education

Bachelor of Philosophy, Sheffield Scientific School (Yale), 1893, Doctor of Philosophy., 1896. Honorary Master of Arts, 1923.

Career

1 son, Joseph Hyde; married second, Harriet White Peters, August 29, 1930. Instructor mineralogy, Yale, 1895-1897. Summer, Harvard, 1895.

Lecturer mineralogy, University of North Carolina, 1898-1901. State mineralogist of North Carolina, 1897-1906. State geologist, 1906-1924.

Assistant field geologist, United States Geological Survey, from 1899. Professor economics geology, University of North Carolina, 1904-1925. Chief Department Mines and Metallurgy, Jamestown Exposition, 1907.

Works

  • Contributor many articles to scientific mags., domestic and foreign, on mineral., geological and chemical subjects, since 1895. Publisher War Diary of Colonel Joseph Hyde Pratt, 1928.

Membership

Member International Jury of Awards, St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Clubs: Cosmos (Washington, District of Columbia). Member State Council Defense.

Major, Engineer R.C., 1917, and assigned to 105th Regiment Engineers.

Connections

Married Mary Dicus Bayley, April.; married second, Harriet White Peters, August 29, 1930.

father:
James C. Pratt

mother:
Jennie A. (Peck) Pratt

spouses:
Mary Dicus Bayley

Harriet White Peters