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L.D. Bradley L.D. Bradley
Full Name: L. D. Bradley
Other surnames: Brydy
Date of birth: April 13, 1831
Date of death: October 6, 1886

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Fairfield / Freestone   Freestone, Limestone, Navarro
H 40 Aug 6, 1866 - Apr 6, 1867 11th (4) (5)     Fairfield / Freestone   Falls, Freestone, Limestone
(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) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - 1/13/1874, pp. 1-2. Listed in group of "Senators elect" that took the oath of office. "Upon calling the roll of Senators by the Secretary, the following Senators answered to their names, came forward, presented their credentials, took the oath of office, administered by Judge Livingston Lindsey and took their seats," Senate Journal.
(3) "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.
(4) 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.
(5) Bradley resigned 4/6/1867. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • BRADLEY, L.D. (1831-1886). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 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, Judges of Navarro County, Texas, the District Judges. TXGenWeb Project.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. L.D. Bradley, 11th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. L.D. Bradley, 14th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 14th session composite photo of Senate and House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, east wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 11th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, south wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    14th R.S. - 1874
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Immigration  
    Judiciary  
    Land Office (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debt  
    Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
    Sam Houston Monument  
    11th R.S. - 1866
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts, Select  
    Judiciary  
     

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