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Bradner Wells Lee, American lawyer. Member National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1916-1924; Mason.


Lee, Bradner Wells was born on May 4, 1850 in East Groveland, New York, United States. Son of David Richard and Elizabeth Northrum (Wells) Lee.


Public schools and by private study. Studied law in office of uncle, Colonel G. Wiley Wells, Holly Springs, Mississippi.


Admitted to Mississippi bar, 1871. Assistant United States district attorney Northern District of Mississippi, 1871-1879. Removed to Los Angeles, 1879.

Practicing with two sons, Bradner W. and Kenyon F. Identified with much important litigation. Served as attorney for executor and estate of E. J. (“Lucky”) Baldwin, who died in 1909, final settlement made in 1913.

General counsel Murphy Oil Corporation Declined appointment judge Superior Court, Los Angeles Company, 1895. Chairman Republican County Central Committee, Los Angeles Company, 1896-1910. Member Executive Committee Republican State Central Committee, 1902-1904.

Trustee California State Library, 1897-1917.


Member National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, 1916-1924.


Married Helene Farrar, October 16, 1883.

David Richard Lee

Elizabeth Northrum (Wells) Lee

Helene Farrar