Horace Griggs Prall

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Horace Griggs Prall
Governor of New Jersey (Acting)
In office
January 8, 1935 – January 15, 1935
Preceded byClifford R. Powell (Acting)
Succeeded byHarold G. Hoffman
Member of the New Jersey State Assembly
In office
Member of the New Jersey State Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1881-03-06)March 6, 1881
Amwell, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedApril 23, 1951(1951-04-23) (aged 70)
Lambertville, New Jersey, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHarvard University
New York University School of Law

Horace Griggs Prall (March 6, 1881 – April 23, 1951) was a New Jersey attorney and Republican politician. He served for a number of years[clarification needed] as a state legislator and a short term as Acting Governor of the state in 1935.

Prall was born near Ringoes in East Amwell Township, New Jersey. He attended Harvard University (1906) and New York University School of Law (LL.B. 1908). After almost two decades of practicing law, Prall was elected to the legislature, first to the Assembly (1927–28), then to the State Senate (1928–36), serving as president of that body in his last two years of tenure. After the resignation of Governor A. Harry Moore, Prall served as Acting Governor for a brief period (January 3, 1935 – January 15, 1935). After completing his last term as a Senator, Prall became a judge on the Court of Common Pleas.

A resident of Lambertville, New Jersey, he died of a heart attack at the age of 70 on April 23, 1951, in Trenton, New Jersey.[1]


  1. ^ Staff. "Horace G. Prall", The New York Times, April 24, 1951. Accessed May 29, 2013. "Trenton, April 23 – Horace G. Prall of Lambertville, former State Senator and Judge of Hunterdon County, died in a hospital here today of a heart attack."


Political offices
Preceded by
Clifford Ross Powell
Governor of New Jersey
1935 (acting)
Succeeded by
Harold G. Hoffman
Preceded by
Clifford Ross Powell
President of the New Jersey Senate
Succeeded by
John C. Barbour