Sharon Pratt

American politician and former mayor of the District of Columbia
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Sharon Pratt (born January 30, 1944), formerly Sharon Pratt Dixon and Sharon Pratt Kelly, is an American attorney and politician. She was the third Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1995. Pratt was the first African American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city.[1]

Sharon Pratt
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3rd Mayor of the District of Columbia
In office
January 2, 1991 – January 2, 1995
Preceded byMarion Barry
Succeeded byMarion Barry
Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee
In office
February 2, 1985 – February 10, 1989
Preceded byPaul Kirk
Succeeded byRobert Farmer
Personal details
Sharon Pratt

(1944-01-30) January 30, 1944 (age 76)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Arrington Dixon (1967–1982)
James Kelly (1991–1999)
EducationHoward University (BA, JD)
WebsiteOfficial website


  1. DE WITT, KAREN (March 22, 1994). "Capital Mayor Now Faces Voters Uneasy With Her". The New York Times.