L.D. Bradley

L.D. Bradley

Full Name: L. D. Bradley
Other surnames: Brydy
Date of birth: April 13, 1831
Date of death: October 6, 1886

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 13, 1874 - Apr 18, 1876 14th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Fairfield / Freestone   Freestone, Limestone, Navarro
H 40 Aug 6, 1866 - Apr 6, 1867 11th (4) (5)     Fairfield / Freestone   Falls, Freestone, Limestone

(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Ordinance adopted by Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas, 1875. Remained in effect from its passage until first reapportionment after 1880 Census. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 14th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of Senators elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1874, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) "Because of the adoption of the new constitution [of 1876], any member of the 14th Legislature who wished to continue to serve had to run for reelection," p. 220. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
(4) L.D. Brydy, District 40, Freestone, Limestone, and Falls. Roster of 11th Legislature, House of Representatives, "Texas Legislative Proceedings," 8/11/1866, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Bradley resigned 4/6/1867. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • "Judge Bradley Dead," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 10/9/1886, p. 3. Groesbeck, Tex., Oct. 7. Hon. L.D. Bradley, 13th Judicial District. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • "Waco: Large Purchase of Cattle - A District Judge Dead," Fort Worth Daily Gazette, 10/8/1886, p. 4. Waco, Tex., Oct. 7. News received of death of Hon. L.D. Bradley, judge of Fairfield and Corsicana district and prominent member of the Baptist church. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
  • Obituary, "Judge T.D. Bradley," 10/8/1886, p. 1; "Corsicana: The Death of Judge Bradley and the Appointment of His Successsor," 10/8/1886, p. 3, announcing death of Judge L.D. Bradley of the 13th District, at his home in Fairfield on 10/6/1886. Galveston Daily News.
  • Mentioned in FAIRFIELD, TEXAS. L.D. Bradley, a Texas legislator, district judge, and commander of Company B, Second Battalion, Waul's Legion. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Inventory list of L.D. Bradley Papers, 1859-1887, biographical/historical sketch, scope and content notes about 157 letters sent or received by Bradley from 1859-1887. The Pearce Museum at Navarro College, 2010.


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Committee Information top

14th R.S. - 1874
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Land Office (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debt  
Removal of Judge Henry Maney, 22nd Judicial District  
Sam Houston Monument  
11th R.S. - 1866
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Judicial Districts, Select  

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