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Calvert Pratt

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Calvert Coates Pratt OBE (October 6, 1888 – November 13, 1963) was a Newfoundland businessman and a Canadian Senator. He was president of Purity Factories, a Newfoundland food manufacturer. He was also a director of Newfoundland Light and Power, the Canadian Bank of Commerce, British Newfoundland Development Corporation (BRINCO), and a number of other businesses. He was born in Blackhead, Newfoundland. His brother was poet E. J. Pratt. At 28, Calvert Pratt became a director and secretary-treasurer of A.E. Hickman Company Limited. During World War II, he helped institute a ship building program for the Dominion of Newfoundland and helped form the Newfoundland Industrial Development Board serving as its president. In 1946, he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire. Pratt was a supporter of Joey Smallwood's Newfoundland Confederate Association and its successful campaign to have the former colony join Canadian confederation in
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