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William Czar BRADLEY

(1782-1867)

BRADLEY, William Czar, (son of Stephen Row Bradley), a Representative from Vermont; born in Westminster, Vt., March 23, 1782; received his early education in the schools of Cheshire, Conn., and Charlestown, N.H., and for a short time attended Yale College, New Haven, Conn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1802 and commenced practice in Westminster; prosecuting attorney for Windham County 1804-1811; member of the State house of representatives in 1806, 1807, and 1819; member of the Governor’s council in 1812; elected as a Republican to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); agent of the United States under the treaty of Ghent to fix the boundary line between Maine and Canada 1815-1820; elected as an Adams-Clay Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and as an Adams to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1827); resumed the practice of law; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1830, 1834, and 1838; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1850; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1856; member of the State constitutional convention in 1857; retired from the practice of his profession in 1858; died in Westminster, Windham County, Vt., March 3, 1867; interment in the Old Cemetery.

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

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