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Orson Pratt. Engraving by Charles Bryan Hall, late nineteenth century, from an 1852 daguerreotype. Courtesy of the Library of Congress (LC-USZ62-90031).

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Pratt, Orson (19 September 1811–03 October 1881), Mormon religious leader, was born in Hartford, Washington County, New York, the son of Jared Pratt and Charity Dickinson, farmers. At age nineteen Pratt joined the recently organized (1830) Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons), being baptized by his brother ...