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James Ware BRADBURY

(1802-1901)
Senate Years of Service:
1847-1853
Party:
Democrat

BRADBURY, James Ware, a Senator from Maine; born in Parsonsfield, Maine, June 10, 1802; attended the common schools and Gorham Academy; graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1825; principal of Hallowell Academy and founder of the first normal school in New England, at Effingham, N.H., in 1829; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta, Maine, in 1830; prosecuting attorney 1834-1838; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1847, until March 3, 1853; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Printing (Thirtieth Congress), Committee on Retrenchment (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses); trustee of Bowdoin College 1861; president of the Maine Historical Society 1867-1887; practiced law in Augusta, Maine; died in Augusta, Maine, January 6, 1901; interment in Forest Grove Cemetery.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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