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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 2, 1996
                      TO THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT

President Clinton today nominated Robert W. Pratt to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.

Robert Pratt, 49, is in the private practice of law in Des Moines. A graduate of Loras College and Creighton University School of Law, Pratt began his career as a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society. After ten years with private firms in Des Moines, Pratt started his own practice in 1985. He has been active in professional organizations and has maintained a significant pro bono practice. He received the Iowa Bar's Volunteer Lawyer of the Year Award in 1983. Pratt practices primarily in the workers' compensation, social security disability, and personal injury fields. He and his wife, Rose Mary have three children and reside in Des Moines.