The name of Professor James Sturgis Pray was probably significant to a very small percentage of the student body of Harvard. Although for twenty years the Chairman of the School of Landscape Architecture, his work was not of a nature to make him widely known among the men outside his department and its real importance might easily be overlooked.
There were few honors in his profession that Professor Pray had not attained at one stage or another of his career. The list of institutes and societies of which he was an active member is world-wide in its scope and includes as perhaps his greatest distinction the American Academy in Rome, of which he was for five years trustee and executive member. Professor Pray also took a prominent part in the development of the science of city planning that has grown to such importance during recent years.
Much as his students in the Architectural School will miss the leadership of Professor Pray, they are but the least to regret his loss. A whole profession is the poorer for his passing.