Library of Congress
BRADBURY, James Ware (1802-1901)

BRADBURY, JAMES WARE, a Senator from Maine; born in Parsonsfield, Maine, June 10, 1802; attended the common schools and Gorham Academy; graduated from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, in 1825; principal of Hallowell Academy and founder of the first normal school in New England, at Effingham, N.H., in 1829; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Augusta, Maine, in 1830; prosecuting attorney 1834-1838; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1847, until March 3, 1853; declined to be a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Printing (Thirtieth Congress), Committee on Retrenchment (Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses); trustee of Bowdoin College 1861; president of the Maine Historical Society 1867-1887; practiced law in Augusta, Maine; died in Augusta, Maine, January 6, 1901; interment in Forest Grove Cemetery.

Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 item.

Bowdoin College Library
Brunswick, ME
Papers: 1817-1890. 2 linear feet. Business and personal papers and correspondence.

Maine Historical Society
Portland, ME
Papers: Miscellaneous political, legal, and antiquarian correspondence.

University of Michigan
Bentley Historical Library
Ann Arbor, MI
Papers: Correspondence in the Alpheus Felch papers, 1817-1896.

  • Dictionary of American Biography.