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  • Made his fortune in the oil business partnered with John D. Rockefeller. Founded the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Gave the Watertown Free Public Library a trust fund in honor of his father, Asa. The Pratt Room is located on the ground floor of the library. Pratt was a pioneer of the U.S. petroleum industry. An advocate of education, Pratt founded and endowed the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, now a renowned art college. Charles Pratt was born in... more
    Made his fortune in the oil business partnered with John D. Rockefeller. Founded the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Gave the Watertown Free Public Library a trust fund in honor of his father, Asa. The Pratt Room is located on the ground floor of the library. Pratt was a pioneer of the U.S. petroleum industry. An advocate of education, Pratt founded and endowed the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, now a renowned art college. Charles Pratt was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, one of eleven children. His father, Asa Pratt, was a carpenter. Pratt merged with Rockafellow to create Standard Oil. Although the merger made Pratt a wealthy man, as a member of the board of directors of Standard Oil, he maintained his independence and frequently criticized Rockefeller. less
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