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Bradford, William, 1729-1808

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Personal name headingBradford, William, 1729-1808
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Birth date1729-11-04
Death date1808-07-06
Place of birthPlympton (Mass.)
Place of deathBristol (R.I. : Town)
AffiliationRhode Island. General Assembly. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Federal Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLegislators Lawyers
Found inNUCMC data from Rhode Island Historical Society for Peck, N. Papers, 1760-1847 (William Bradford; 1729-1808; receipt to Peck, of Bristol, R.I., acknowledging payment of a bill for legal services re. a relative's estate, 1804)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, November 14, 2017 (Bradford, William, Senate years of service: 1793-1795; 1795-1797; Party: Federalist; a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Plympton, Plymouth County, Mass., November 4, 1729; studied medicine in Hingham, Mass., and afterwards practiced in Warren, R.I.; moved to Bristol, R.I.; abandoned the profession of medicine and studied law; admitted to the Rhode Island bar in 1767 and commenced practice in Bristol; member, State house of representatives for several terms between 1761 and 1803, serving as speaker on several occasions; member of the Rhode Island Committee of Correspondence in 1773; deputy governor of Rhode Island 1775-1778; elected as a Delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776 but did not attend; elected to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1793, until October 1797, when he resigned; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Fifth Congress; retired to his home in Bristol, R.I., and died there on July 6, 1808; interment in East Burial Ground)
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