BRADLEY, Nathan Ball (1831-1906)

BRADLEY, NATHAN BALL, a Representative from Michigan; born in Lee, Berkshire County, Mass., May 28, 1831; moved with his parents to Lorain County, Ohio, in 1835; attended the common schools; moved to Wisconsin in 1849; employed in a sawmill in the pine region; returned to Ohio in 1850 and built and operated a sawmill until 1852, when he moved to Lexington, Mich., and engaged in the manufacture of lumber; moved to St. Charles, in the Saginaw Valley, in 1855 and engaged in the lumber industry; purchased a mill in Bay City, Mich., which he operated from 1858 to 1864; engaged in the salt industry in Bay City; justice of the peace three terms, a supervisor one term, an alderman three terms, and the first mayor of Bay City after it obtained its charter in 1865; member of the State senate 1866-1868; engaged in banking in 1867; vice president of the First National Bank of Bay City; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1877); was not a candidate for renomination in 1876 to the Forty-fifth Congress; again engaged in the lumber business in Bay City and also was instrumental in establishing the first beet-sugar factory in the State; died in Bay City, Bay County, Mich., November 8, 1906; interment in Elm Lawn Cemetery.