|Born||March 22, 1900|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 14, 1964|
|Alma mater||Amherst College|
|Occupation||sportsman and explorer|
|Known for||co-founder of Florida's Marineland|
|Spouse(s)||Ethel B. Schniewind|
|Parent(s)||George Dupont Pratt|
Helen Deming Sherman
Pratt was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the second son of George Dupont Pratt and Helen Deming Sherman.
Pratt had ties to RKO pictures, and produced numerous documentary films. Together with W. Douglas Burden, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, and Ilya Tolstoy, he was a co-founder of Marineland of Florida, the world's first oceanarium. He was also a member of the Explorers Club, and the president and founder of the Grenville Baker Boys Club. The Boys Club made annual excursions to the Pratt family camps on Holmes Lake (New Brunswick), Canada, which had been constructed by George Dupont Pratt in 1909.
In 1942, Pratt married Ethel B. Schniewind, a divorcee, previously married to H. Edward Manville Jr. Pratt had one child, a daughter E. Deming Pratt.
Pratt died of a heart attack and stroke on September 14, 1964, in London, England.
- "Sherman Pratt, Sportsman, Dies". New York Times. September 16, 1964. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History Records at". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 2015-08-02.