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Pray, Charles Nelson

Born April 6, 1868, in Potsdam, NY
Died September 12, 1963, in Great Falls, MT

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
Nominated by Calvin Coolidge on January 21, 1924, to a new seat authorized by 42 Stat. 837. Confirmed by the Senate on February 8, 1924, and received commission on February 8, 1924. Served as chief judge, 1948-1957. Assumed senior status on April 10, 1957. Service terminated on September 12, 1963, due to death.

Middlebury College
Chicago College of Law (now Chicago-Kent College of Law), LL.B., 1891

Professional Career:

Private practice, Chicago, Illinois, 1893-1895
Private practice, Fort Benton, Montana, 1896-1906
Assistant prosecutor, Twelfth Judicial District (Chouteau County), Montana, 1897-1898
Prosecutor, Twelfth Judicial District (Chouteau County), Montana, 1899-1906
U.S. representative from Montana, 1907-1913
Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Montana, 1912
Private practice, Great Falls, Montana, 1914-1924