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William O’Connell Bradley

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William O’Connell Bradley, American senator. member Republican National Committee, 12 years.

Background

Bradley, William O’Connell was born on March 18, 1847 in near Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky, United States. Son of Robert M. and Nancy E. (Totten) Bradley.

Education

Bradley was educated by private tutors and at a private school.

Despite having no college education, Bradley passed the exam and was licensed in 1865, joining his father's firm in Lancaster. He later received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Kentucky University (now Transylvania University).

Career

Elected prosecuting attorney, Garrard County, Kentucky, 1870. Republican presidential elector, 1872. Candidate for Congress, 1872 and 1876.

Nominee for United States senator, 5 times. Delegate-at-large Republican National convs., 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1900, 04, 08. Made speech seconding nomination of Grant, 1880 and Theodore Roosevelt, 1904.

Member Republican National Committee, 12 years. Candidate for government of Kentucky, 1887. Appointed Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Korea, 1889, but declined.

Governor of Kentucky, 1895-1899 (1st Republican governor in state). United States senator, 1909-1915. Home: Louisville, Ky.

Politics

His term was marked by political struggles and violence

Views

Realism

Membership

Member Republican National Committee, 12 years.

Interests

  • Philosophers & Thinkers

    Aristotle

Connections

Married Margaret R. Duncan, July 11, 1867.

father:
Robert M. Bradley

mother:
Nancy E. (Totten) Bradley - United States

spouse:
Margaret R. Duncan

personal site:
John Hay
John Hay - personal site of William Bradley