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Foreign service officer , Thoracic surgeon

Lawrence Arthur Pratt, American Thoracic surgeon, foreign service officer. Diplomate American Board Surgery, American Board Thoracic Surgery. Recipient Unit citation; medal of Culture and Education; medal of Merit Vietnam).


Pratt, Lawrence Arthur was born on December 20, 1907 in Paris, Illinois, United States. Son of Luther F. and Katherine (Kaufman) Pratt.


Bachelor of Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1930;Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Arts, Doctor of Medicine Wayne State University, Detroit, 1934;Master of Education, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1960;Bachelor of Laws, Woodrow Wilson College Law, Atlanta, 1943.


Intern, Grace Hospital, 1934-1935;practice thoracic surgery, Detroit, 1935-1941, 46-63;attending thoracic surgeon, Grace, Detroit Memorial hospitalscourtesy staff, St. John's Hospitalconsultant thoracic surgeon, Holy Cross, Highland Park General hospitals, DetroitUnited States foreign service officer, since 1963;visiting professor medicine, U. Saigon, Vietnam, 1963-1975;medical director, Urban Health Clinic of Orange County, California, since 1981. Executive vice president American Federation Medical Centers, Inc., 1953-1954. Chief medical dental education division Agency for International Development/PH, Vietnam.

Consultant Vietnam Min. Education, 1974-1975. Associate dean Minh Duc.

Medical School, Saigon, 1974-1975. Consultant Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1975-1977. Special assistant Department of Health, Education and Welfare (Division Medicine Bureau Health Manpower), 1976.

Consultant, member White House Task Force International Health Policy, 1977. Member World Bank Task Force International Health Policy and Manpower, 1977, United States Public Health Association. Leader design team Health Care Program, Mauritania, West Africa, 1978.

Physician in charge Refugee Transit Camps, Malaysia, 1980. Medical director Urban Health Clinic, Orange County, California, 1981-1984, Special Disease Specialist since 1981. Consultant physician overseas operations World Cons., Irvine, California, 1984-1985.

Consultant to minister health, Rabat, Morocco, 1986. Senior consultant World Care Inc., since 1988. Member National Council for International Health,1988-.

Chairman, Board Of Directors Boarne Seven Seas Development Corporation, since 1993, president, board directors, since 1996.


  • Diplomate American Board Surgery, American Board Thoracic Surgery.


Board directors Sun Yet Middle School, Zhongshan, Quandong Province, People's Republic of China, 1986-1992. Chairman board 100 For 1 Systems Corporation, 1986-1992. Lieutenant colonel, Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1937-1946.

Active United States-Mexican Border Health Association, since 1986. Fellow American College of Surgeons (life), American College Chest Physicians. Member American Medical Association, Michigan Medical Society, Wayne County Medical Society, International Bronchoesophagol.

Association (founder), American Bronchoesophagol. Association, 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group Association (president 1955-1956), National Council on International Health, United States Public Health Association, Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association (president 1956-1957), Georgia Bar Association, Retired Officers Association Clubs: Essex Cricket (England). Lambs (New York City).

Scarab (Detroit), Detroit Skating (Detroit). Grosse Pointe Yacht, Grosse Pointe Hunt, American Radio Relay League, El Cajon (California) Radio.


Son of Luther F. and Katherine (Kaufman) P. M. Mai Thi NgocSuong, May 7, 1974. Children: Elizabeth, Lawrie Porter, D. Jane.

Luther F. Pratt

Katherine (Kaufman) Pratt

Mai Thi NgocSuong

Elizabeth Pratt

Lawrie Porter Pratt

D. Jane Pratt