National Affairs: Alderwoman

Manhattan last week celebrated by electing to its city council, its first alderwoman. She is not the widow of a politician. Instead she is a local political leader, the wife of a financier, the mother of five children, and a society woman. Her husband is John T. Pratt, Amherst '96, son of Charles Pratt who was one of the Standard Oil men; he is a lawyer, the director of a few railroads, and rates himself as a financier.

For two years Mrs. Ruth Pratt has been associate Republican leader of her District, the...

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