The Foreign Service Journal, November 2023

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2023 75 Harvard, the Sorbonne, and the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service. Mr. Pratt served for 35 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, including postings in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Vientiane, Paris, and Taipei, as well as Washington, D.C., ending his career as U.S. consul general in Guangzhou from 1986 to 1989. He participated in the Paris Peace Talks ending the Vietnam War and played a key role in conceptualizing the Taiwan Relations Act and in carrying out its policy stipulations. Upon retirement, he returned to Washington, D.C., and remained active with foreign affairs and China-related organizations. He and his wife of 33 years, Dolores Rossi Pratt, were known for their erudition and scholarship, facility in foreign languages, knowledge and appreciation of food and wine, and support for local and national arts institutions, including the Studio Theater and Studio Acting Conservatory. They contributed works of art to the Baltimore Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Peabody-Essex Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Mr. Pratt was predeceased by his wife, Dolores, in 2020. He is survived by stepsons, nieces, nephews, and many dear friends and colleagues from all phases of his Foreign Service career. n If you would like us to include an obituary in In Memory, please send text to Be sure to include the date, place, and cause of death, as well as details of the individual’s Foreign Service career. Please place the name of the AFSA member to be memorialized in the subject line of your email.