Dallas Pratt (August 21, 1914 - May 20, 1994) was an American psychiatrist, animal rights campaigner and founder of the American Museum in Britain. Pratt was born in Isip, Long Island. His mother, Beatrice, was the granddaughter of the Standard Oil magnate Henry Huttleston Rogers (1840-1909). Standard Oil (now Exxon) was founded with J.D. Rockefeller. Dallas inherited a share of this wealth and also the family tradition of public benefaction on a grand scale. He felt that this helped justify great inequalities of wealth, though he knew that not everybody necessarily shared this view. His unusual name came from his ancestor, Alexander James Dallas, who was Secretary of the US Treasury under President Madison, and after whom Dallas, Texas was named. Dr Pratt's lifelong affection for animals developed into a passionate concern for their welfare, but, ever the moderate, he attempted to persuade rather than harangue the public and scientific establishment. In 1969 he established Argus Archives, the purpose of which was to disseminate information on the plight of animals, particularly in slaughterhouses and laboratories. He wrote and published two books on animal experiments in the US, the first a survey, the second suggesting alternative, less painful techniques. His commitment to animal welfare earned him the Albert Schweitzer medal, presented to him at the White House in 1981, and the Annual Award from the New York Humane Society. At the age of eighteen, Pratt bought his first antique maps from a bookstall on the left bank of the Seine in Paris. "My eye was caught," he wrote, "by three colourful maps. One was of the world, with fat-cheeked wind-puffers, one of the western hemisphere with a cannibal's 'lunch' dangling from a Brazilian woodpile, and the third depicted an upside-down Europe with south at the top. Who could resist?" In 1988 he gave his collection of 200 maps to the American Museum and designed the Map Room to exhibit the maps.
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