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Edward Anthony Bradford (September 17, 1813 – November 22, 1872) was a lawyer and unsuccessful nominee to the United States Supreme Court.

Edward Bradford
Personal details
Born(1813-09-17)September 17, 1813
Plainfield, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedNovember 22, 1872(1872-11-22) (aged 59)
Paris, France
Political partyWhig
EducationYale University (BA)
Harvard University (LLB)


Born in Plainfield, Connecticut, Bradford graduated from Yale University (1833) and Harvard Law School (1837) before establishing a law practice in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]

In 1852, Bradford was nominated by President Millard Fillmore to replace the recently deceased Justice John McKinley. The Senate declined to act on the nomination before the session ended and Bradford was not re-nominated.[2]

Bradford became ill with an unspecified disease in 1869 and left his law practice to seek treatment in Europe. After stays in England, Germany and France he died in Paris on November 22, 1872.[1] He was buried at Plainfield Cemetery in Plainfield.[3]


  1. ^ a b Obituary Record Of Graduates Of Yale College Deceased During The Academical Year Ending In June, 1873 (PDF). p. 95.
  2. ^ Hall, Kermit, ed. (2005). The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2nd Edition). ISBN 9780195176612.
  3. ^ Edward A. Bradford at Find a Grave