Mary C.C. Bradford
Mary C.C. Bradford (August 10, 1856 - ?) of Colorado was the first woman to be elected to a seat in the 1908 Democratic National Convention. She later became the Colorado State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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- "1908 convention spotlighted suffrage". Retrieved 2011-03-26. "Probably the most famous among the five delegates was Mary C.C. Bradford, a seated delegate to the convention, who had been active in politics in Colorado nearly since Colorado was granted statehood in 1876. A woman described by the Rocky as an “eloquent platform speaker,” she was the daughter of a prominent New York lawyer and a relative of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence."
- "Only Woman Delegate. Mrs. Bradford, Of Denver, A Radical Politician. First Woman To Be Elected To A Seat At A Democratic National Convention Gives Her Views". Baltimore Sun. July 6, 1908. Retrieved 2011-03-26. "Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford, of Denver, one of the "big sis" of Colorado who will attend the Democratic National Convention as delegate-at-large, enjoying the tinction of being the flrst woman to be elected to a seat in a Democratic National Convention, gave her views to the World today on the political issues of the convention"
- The Colorado school journal. 1898. "Mrs. Mary C. C. Bradford was born August 10, 1856, in Brooklyn, New York. She is the descendant of a long line of lawyers, writers and educators. Her father, James B. Craig, of the once celebrated New York firm of Webster & Craig, won distinction as an authority on international revenue law, and it is to him that Mrs. Bradford owes her thorough mental tra tning. She was first educated In New York and Paris, and later studied in Italy and Germany. She made her home In New York city until she came to Colorado eleven yea rs ago. While living East she devoted herself to writing, and for years was connected with the Brooklyn Eagle, The Outlook, the Philadelphia Progress and the New Orlea ns Picayune. She was also a frequent contributor to all th e leading magazines. ..."