Family tree of Robert F. BRADFORD

American politician

AmericanBorn Robert Fiske BRADFORD

American politician who served one term as the 57th Governor of Massachusetts

Born on December 15, 1902 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA , United States

Died on March 18, 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Bradford was born in Boston, Massachusetts. The scion of an old traditional New England Yankee Brahmin family, his father was a successful physician and dean of Harvard Law School. He graduated from the elite Browne and Nichols School, and from Harvard University in 1923.

A Republican, Mr. Bradford entered politics by serving as Executive Secretary to Governor Joseph Ely, and later worked on the gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns of Leverett Saltonstall. In 1938, he was elected District Attorney of Middlesex County, and served in that position from 1939 to 1945, when he became Lieutenant Governor under Democratic Governor Maurice J. Tobin. In 1946, Bradford challenged and defeated Tobin, and served as Governor from 1947 to 1949.


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