Marvin Pratt

American mayor

Marvin E. Pratt (born May 26, 1944) is an American politician. He was acting mayor of Milwaukee in 2004 and as interim Milwaukee County Executive in 2011. He was the first African-American to serve as mayor of Milwaukee. He ran for a full term as mayor but lost to Tom Barrett in the 2004 general election.[1]

Marvin Pratt
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Keynote speaker Marvin Pratt, former Mayor of Milwaukee, at the Salute to African-American Veterans 2017
Interim Milwaukee County Executive
In office
February 4, 2011 – April 25, 2011
Preceded by Lee Holloway (acting)
Succeeded byChris Abele
Acting Mayor of Milwaukee
In office
January 1, 2004 – April 19, 2004
Preceded byJohn Norquist
Succeeded byTom Barrett
President of the Milwaukee Common Council
In office
July 17, 2000 – July 11, 2004
Preceded byJohn Kalwitz
Succeeded byWillie L. Hines Jr.
Personal details
Born (1944-05-26) May 26, 1944 (age 78)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Dianne Pratt
Alma materMarquette University