PRACHT, Charles Frederick, (1880 - 1950)


PRACHT, Charles Frederick, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pitman, Schuylkill County, Pa., October 20, 1880; attended the public schools; associated in the toy novelty and notions business 1897-1914; children’s agent and investigator in the county commissioner’s office 1915-1929; served in the department of accounts under the clerk of quarters sessions in 1930 and 1931; personal property assessor in the board of revision department 1932-1942; member of the Republican executive ward committee since 1904, serving as chairman for twenty-five consecutive years; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; died in Philadelphia, Pa., December 22, 1950; interment in Lawnview Cemetery (Rockledge), Philadelphia, Pa.