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BRADLEY (Soundex B634) — See also ADLEY, BALDREY, BEYLARD, BOADLEY, BRADELY, BRADEY, BRADLEE, BRADLOW, BRADLYN, BRALEY, BRANDLEY, BREDLIE, CADLEY, CRADLEBAUGH, DADLEY, ELBADRY, HADLEY, HEADLEY, HOADLEY, LADLEY, SCHREADLEY, SPRADLEY, STADLEY, STRADLEY, WADLEY.

  Bradley, Vernon Ensign (1912-1990) — also known as Vernon E. Bradley; Brad Bradley — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Olympia, Thurston County, Wash., September 27, 1912. Republican. Accountant; realtor; real estate developer; candidate for mayor of Springfield, Mass., 1949; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 2nd District, 1954. United Church of Christ. Member, Civitan. Died, of arteriosclerosis, in a hospital at Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., September 7, 1990 (age 77 years, 345 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Hillcrest Cemetery, Springfield, Mass.
  Bradley, Victor Anderville (b. 1885) — also known as Victor Bradley — of Georgetown, Scott County, Ky. Born in Georgetown, Scott County, Ky., June 30, 1885. Democrat. Lawyer; attorney for railroads and utilities; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1920. Christian. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Victor F. Bradley and Mary (Craig) Bradley; married, May 30, 1908, to Sophia Willoit.
  Bradley, W. B. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, W. Brooks — of Dundalk, Baltimore County, Md. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Bradley, W. G. — of Rochester, Strafford County, N.H. Mayor of Rochester, N.H., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, W. H. — of Trinity, Trinity County, Tex. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, W. O'R. — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, W. S. See William Stubbs Bradley
  Bradley, W. T. — of Harrison, Boone County, Ark. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arkansas, 1944, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, Warren Worth — of Pennsylvania. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William — of Rensselaer County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Rensselaer County, 1813-14. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William (1787-1863) — of Switzerland County, Ind. Born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., September 22, 1787. County judge in Indiana, 1827-29; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1832-33. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died in Vevay, Switzerland County, Ind., 1863 (age about 75 years). Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William — of Madisonville, Hopkins County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William — also known as Bill Bradley — of Addington, Jefferson County, Okla. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William — of Gresham, Multnomah County, Ore. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Bradley, William A. — of Washington, D.C. Mayor of Washington, D.C., 1834-36. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William A. — of Washington, D.C. Whig. Postmaster at Washington, D.C., 1849-53. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William B., Sr. (born c.1870) — of Beacon Falls, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., about 1870. Republican. Fruit grower; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Beacon Falls, 1923-32, 1935-36, 1939-44; defeated, 1932, 1936. Burial location unknown.
William C. Bradley Bradley, William Czar (1782-1867) — also known as William C. Bradley — of Westminster, Windham County, Vt. Born in Westminster, Windham County, Vt., March 23, 1782. Lawyer; Windham County State's Attorney, 1804-11; member of Vermont state house of representatives, 1806-07, 1819, 1850; member of Vermont Governor's Council, 1812; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1813-15, 1823-27 (at-large 1813-15, 2nd District 1823-25, 1st District 1825-27); delegate to Democratic National Convention from Vermont, 1840; Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1856. Died in Westminster, Windham County, Vt., March 3, 1867 (age 84 years, 345 days). Interment at Old Westminster Cemetery, Westminster, Vt.
  Relatives: Son of Stephen Row Bradley and Merab (Atwater) Bradley (1757-1785); married 1802 to Sarah Richards (1783-1866; daughter of Mark Richards); father of Merab Ann Bradley (1806-1845; who married Daniel Kellogg (1791-1875)); grandfather of Daniel Kellogg (1835-1918).
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Eastman family; Meriwether-Kellogg-Tyler family of Virginia and Connecticut (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Men of Vermont (1894)
  Bradley, William Foster — of Adrian, Lenawee County, Mich. Mayor of Adrian, Mich., 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William H. (1859-1925) — of Greenville, Montcalm County, Mich. Born in Spencer Township, Kent County, Mich., February 26, 1859. Republican. Wholesale grocer; mayor of Greenville, Mich., 1908-09; member of Michigan state senate 18th District, 1909-12. In 1911, he was accused of bribery by Sherman M. Townsend, a former Sergeant-at-Arms of the state senate; an investigation was conducted; a resolution to expel him from the Senate failed on a vote of 14 to 15. Died in 1925 (age about 66 years). Interment at Forest Home Cemetery, Greenville, Mich.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Bradley, William H. — of Ware, Hampshire County, Mass. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1996; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
  Bradley, William H. — of South Haven, Van Buren County, Mich. Libertarian. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 80th District, 1998; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 2000; candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 2000, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Bradley, William Harrison (1848-1929) — also known as William H. Bradley — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Ridgefield, Fairfield County, Conn. Born in Galena, Jo Daviess County, Ill., June 3, 1848. U.S. Consul in Nice, 1889-93; Tunstall, as of 1898; Manchester, 1903-05, 1906-07; U.S. Consul General in Manchester, 1905-06; Montreal, 1907-17. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 17, 1929 (age 81 years, 106 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Bradley and S. S. Bradley; married 1873 to Mary Capen Gray (died 1878); married 1883 to Carolina Lawson (died 1916).
  Bradley, William J. (b. 1852) — of Camden, Camden County, N.J. Born in Maryland, May 6, 1852. Republican. Mechanical engineer; member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Camden County, 1898-1902; Speaker of the New Jersey State House of Assembly, 1901-02; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1900; member of New Jersey state senate from Camden County, 1903-11. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William J. — of Lawrence, Essex County, Mass. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William J. — of Cayuga County, N.Y. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly from Cayuga County, 1927. Burial location unknown.
  Bradley, William M. (b. 1892) — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 22, 1892. Democrat. Member of Michigan state senate 5th District, 1937-40; defeated in primary, 1934, 1940, 1942, 1952; charged on January 22, 1944 (along with 19 other current and former state legislators) with accepting bribes; tried, convicted, and sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William A. Bradley and Mary (Riley) Bradley; married 1912 to Edwardine Lenahan.
William O. Bradley Bradley, William O'Connell (1847-1914) — also known as William O. Bradley — of Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky.; Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Born near Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., March 18, 1847. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 8th District, 1872, 1876; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1872; delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1880, 1884, 1888 (speaker), 1892, 1900, 1904, 1912; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1888; member of Republican National Committee from Kentucky, 1890-96; Governor of Kentucky, 1895-99; defeated, 1887; U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1909-14; died in office 1914. Baptist; later Presbyterian. Died in Washington, D.C., May 23, 1914 (age 67 years, 66 days). Interment at Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
  Relatives: Son of Robert McAfee Bradley (1808-1881) and Nancy Ellen (Totten) Bradley (1815-1894); brother of Virginia Catherine Bradley (1842-1900; who married Thomas Zantzinger Morrow); married, July 11, 1867, to Margaret Robertson Duncan (1846-1943); father of Christine Bradley South (1879-1957) (who married John Glover South); uncle of Edwin Porch Morrow.
  Political family: Cockrell-South family of Kentucky.
  Cross-reference: J. Matt Chilton
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: The Parties and The Men (1896)
  Bradley, William Stubbs (1898-1970) — also known as W. S. Bradley — of Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa. Born in Centerville, Appanoose County, Iowa, August 8, 1898. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 8th District, 1926. Died in Houston, Harris County, Tex., April 18, 1970 (age 71 years, 253 days). Interment somewhere in Centerville, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of David Campbell Bradley (1858-1928).
  Bradley, William Warren (b. 1943) — also known as Bill Bradley; "Dollar Bill" — of Denville, Morris County, N.J. Born in Crystal City, Jefferson County, Mo., July 28, 1943. Democrat. Rhodes scholar; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1979-97; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1988, 1996; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 2000. Protestant. At the 1964 Olympic Games, won a gold medal as part of the U.S. basketball team; professional basketball player for the New York Knicks, 1967-77; elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1983. Still living as of 2014.
  Cross-reference: Dan Maffei
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Bradley, Willis Winter (1884-1954) — also known as Willis W. Bradley — of Long Beach, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Ransomville, Niagara County, N.Y., June 28, 1884. Republican. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Governor of Guam, 1929-31; U.S. Representative from California 18th District, 1947-49; defeated, 1948; member of California state assembly, 1953-54; died in office 1954. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Elks; Moose. Received the Medal of Honor, for action on U.S.S. Pittsburgh, July 23, 1917. Suffered a heart attack during the noon recess of a legislative hearing, and died soon after at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, Calif., August 27, 1954 (age 70 years, 60 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Son of Willis W. Bradley and Sarah Anne (Johnson) Bradley; married, October 16, 1907, to Sue Worthington Cox.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


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