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Theophilus BRADBURY

(1739-1803)

BRADBURY, Theophilus, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Newbury, Mass., November 13, 1739; was graduated from Harvard College in 1757; taught school and studied law in Portland, Maine; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portland in 1761; moved to Newburyport, Mass., in 1764 and continued the practice of law; member of the State senate 1791-1794; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until July 24, 1797, when he resigned; appointed judge of the supreme court of Massachusetts in 1797, which position he held until his death; member of the electoral college in 1800; died in Newburyport, Mass., September 6, 1803; interment in Newburyport Cemetery.

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

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