Bio: Pradt, Louis A. (No dates given)





Surnames: Pradt, Brown, Genrich, McKinley, Atwater


---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Pradt, Louis A. (No dates given)


LOUIS A. PRADT, who, for nine years served as assistant attorney general of the United States, connected with the Department of Justice, at Washington, D. C., having charge of the business coming before the Court of Claims and on appeal to the Supreme Court, may well be numbered with the distinguished citizens and able members of the bar at Wausau, Wis., to which city he came as a practitioner in the law, immediately following his graduation from the University of Wisconsin, at Madison. He was born in Pennsylvania, and is a son of Charles and Esther Pradt.


In 1856 the parents of Mr. Pradt came to Sheboygan Co., Wis., where he was reared and received public school training, and in 1872 he accompanied them to the western part of Marathon County. For twelve years he occupied his time mainly in teaching school, both in Sheboygan and Marathon counties, and then entered the law department of the University of Michigan, where he was graduated in 1881, in the same year being admitted to the bar and his first law office was opened at Wausau. In 1884, with others, he organized the Wausau Law and Land Association, four of the original members subsequently retiring, but Mr. Pradt and Hon. Neal Brown remaining and. with Frederick W. Genrich, who was admitted to the firm in 1899, continuing the old organization under the present firm style of Brown, Pradt & Genrich. This is a very influential body, made up of veteran lawyers, and its connections with important litigation cover all this section. In 1891 Mr. Pradt was elected city attorney of Wausau and served as such until 1897, when he was appointed by the late President McKinley, assistant attorney general of the United States and his home was in the city of Washington during the succeeding nine years. In 1906 he resigned this office and went into private practice in the Capital, all this time continuing his association with the firm at Wausau. In the summer of 1909 Mr. Pradt returned to Wausau and this city continues to be his home. His public services were in every way creditable and during his many years of Washington life he formed many permanent friendships with other able and prominent men from all over the country. During his long absence from this city he never forgot, in all the stress of great public business, the interests of Wausau and in every way possible to him, advanced its enterprises. He organized the Wausau Country Club, of which he was elected president and still serves as such.  


In 1890 Mr. Pradt was married to Miss Charlotte Atwater of Milwaukee, Wis. and they have three children: Louis, Alan and Charlotte. In his political affiliation Mr. Pradt has always been a Republican and from 1891 until 1897 served as chairman of the Marathon County Republican Committee.




Bio: Pradt, Louis A. (1905)


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----Source: Daily Telegram (Eau Claire, Wis.) 29 Nov. 1905, p 1, c 4


Louis A. Pradt to Retire


Washington, D. C., Nov. 27 - Assistant Attorney General Louis A. Pradt in the department of justice will retired Feb.1 to return to his home in Wausau, Wis., to resume his practice of law. Mr. Pradt has held the position of assistant in charge of the court of claims cases for nearly nine years.



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