|Name||William O'Connell Bradley|
Louisville, Kentucky , United States
|| March 18, 1847
|Died||May 23, 1914
Oct 10, 2008 05:30pm
|Info||BRADLEY, William O’Connell - attorney and Republican politician in Kentucky, where he served as U.S. Senator and Governor. |
Born near Lancaster, Garrard County, Ky., March 18, 1847; son of Robert McA. & Nancy E. (Totten) Bradley.
Educated by private tutors and at a private school in Somerset, Ky.
Page in Kentucky House 1861
Entered the Union Army 1862, but because of his youth served only a short time; studied law and was licensed to practice in 1865
Married Margaret R. Duncan 7/11/1867; two children.
Prosecuting attorney of Garrard County 1870
Presidential Elector (LR-KY) 1872
Candidate for US House (R-KY) 1876
Delegate to the Republican National Conventions 1880-1892, 1900-1908. At the 1880 convention, Bradley gave the seconding speech for President Grant's third campaign for President. (NYT 5/24/1914)
Appointed Minister to Korea in 1889 but declined
Member of the Republican National Committee 1890-1896
Governor (R-KY) 1895-1899
U.S. Senator (R-KY) 1909-1914 (died in office); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice (Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses), Committee to Investigate Trespassers upon Indian Land (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Sixty-third Congress)
Died in office, 5/23/1914; interment in State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.
[Link] ; James T. Havel, U.S. Presidential Candidates and the Elections, vol. 1, p. 62.