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Michael Joseph BRADLEY

(1897-1979)

BRADLEY, Michael Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 24, 1897; attended the parochial and public high schools; engaged as a telegrapher 1914-1917; during the First World War served overseas as a chief radio electrician in the United States Navy 1917-1919; engaged in the security and brokerage business in Philadelphia, Pa., 1921-1935; deputy insurance commissioner of Pennsylvania 1935-1937; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1947); was not a candidate for renomination in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; chairman of the Democratic county executive committee of Philadelphia, 1946-1948; collector of customs for district No. 11, Port of Philadelphia, 1948-1953; deputy managing director, city of Philadelphia, 1953-1955; member of Pennsylvania Navigation Commission for the Delaware River, 1954-1964; chairman, Board of Fair Labor Standards, city of Philadelphia, 1954-1962; became a member of Board of Revision of Taxes, city of Philadelphia, April 1955; retired in 1976; resided in Philadelphia, Pa., where he died November 27, 1979; interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Pa.

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

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