BRADLEY, William Warren (Bill) (1943-)

BRADLEY, WILLIAM WARREN (BILL), a Senator from New Jersey; born in Crystal City, Jefferson County, Mo., July 28, 1943; attended Crystal City public schools; graduated, Princeton University 1965; attended Oxford University, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar and received a graduate degree in 1968; represented the United States in 1964 Olympic Games (basketball) at Tokyo, Japan; served in the United States Air Force Reserve 1967-1978; author; professional basketball player 1967-1977; businessman; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1978; reelected in 1984 and 1990 and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1997; was not a candidate for reelection in 1996; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000; senior advisor and vice chairman of the International Council of J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. 1997-1999; essayist for CBS evening news; visiting professor, Stanford University, Notre Dame University and the University of Maryland 1997-1999; chief outside advisor, McKinsey & Company 2001-2004; managing director, Allen & Company LLC.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 1 audiotape (1981) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Papers: 1959-1999. 800 linear feet. Papers from professional basketball career with the New York Knicks (1967-1977) and senatorial papers (1979-1997). Senatorial papers document his career in the United States Senate and include subject files, copies of his speeches and testimony, press releases, his schedules and appointments, and awards he received. The papers also include the files of members of his legislative, administrative, and state office staff. Personal Papers, 1960-1999 Writings, 1965-1996 Bradley Legislative Records, 1959-1997 Legislative Aids' Legislative Records, 1963-1998 Administrative Records, 1976-1996 Correspondence, 1979-1997 Press Relations Records, 1974-1998 New Jersey State Office Records, 1975-1997 Subject Files, 1960-1997 Electronic Records, 1984-1996 Audio-Visual Materials, 1966-1997 Photographs, 1978-1996 Memorabilia, 1970-1997 Microfilm, circa 1979-1997. Finding aid available online.

Temple University Libraries
Special Collections
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: Correspondence in Ethel Thegen letters, 1975-1980; and Joseph A. Livingston papers, 1942-1988. Finding aid.

  • Bradley, Bill. The Fair Tax. New York: Pocket Books, 1984.
  • ___. Life on the Run. New York: Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., 1976.
  • ___. The Journey from Here. New York: Artisan, 2000.
  • ___. The New American Story. New York: Random House, 2007.
  • ___. Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.
  • ___. We Can All Do Better. New York: Vanguard Press, 2012.
  • Jaspersohn, William. Senator. A Profile of Bill Bradley in the U.S. Senate. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.
  • McPhee, John A. A Sense of Where You Are: A Profile of William Warren Bradley. 1965. 2nd ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1984.