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L.D. Bradley

L.D. Bradley
Full Name: L. D. Bradley
Other surnames: Brydy
Birth date: April 13, 1831
Death date: October 6, 1886

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 14th (1) (4) (5) Legislature
    1/13/1874 - 4/18/1876
  • House, 11th (2) (3) Legislature
    8/6/1866 - 4/6/1867
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) L.D. Brydy, District 40, Freestone, Limestone, and Falls. Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(3) Bradley resigned 4/6/1867. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(5) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • "Judge Bradley Dead," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 10/9/1886, p. 3. Groesbeck, Tex., Oct. 7. Hon. L.D. Bradley, 13th Judicial District. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers .
  • "Waco: Large Purchase of Cattle - A District Judge Dead," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 10/8/1886, p. 4. Waco, Tex., Oct. 7. News received of death of Hon. L.D. Bradley, judge of Fairfield and Corsicana district and prominent member of the Baptist church. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers .
  • Obituary, "Judge T.D. Bradley," 10/8/1886, p. 1; "Corsicana: The Death of Judge Bradley and the Appointment of His Successsor," 10/8/1886, p. 3, announcing death of Judge L.D. Bradley of the 13th District, at his home in Fairfield on 10/6/1886. Galveston Daily News .
  • Mentioned in FAIRFIELD, TEXAS. L.D. Bradley, a Texas legislator, district judge, and commander of Company B, Second Battalion, Waul's Legion. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • BRADLEY, L.D. (1831-1886). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Inventory list of L.D. Bradley Papers, 1859-1887, biographical/historical sketch, scope and content notes about 157 letters sent or received by Bradley from 1859-1887. The Pearce Museum at Navarro College 2010.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 185-186. Born 4/13/1831, died 10/6/1886. While serving in the Senate of the 14th Legislature, Bradley was elected judge of his judicial district covering Freestone, Limestone, and Navarro counties and served on the bench until his death. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, L.D. Bradley, Judges of Navarro County, Texas, the District Judges. Navarro County, TXGenWeb Project .
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