B, Bradford, Edward Anthony
Edited By: Kermit L. Hall, James W. Ely Jr., Joel B. Grossman
Edited By: Kermit L. Hall
Bradford, Edward Anthony
(b. Connecticut, 1814; d. Paris, France, 22 Nov. 1872), unconfirmed nominee to the Supreme Court. Bradford graduated from Yale College and studied law at Harvard. He moved to Louisiana in 1836 and became a prominent New Orleans lawyer.
On 16 August 1852 President Millard Fillmore nominated Bradford to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice John *McKinley. The Democratic majority in the Senate failed to act upon the nomination before the end of the session. Subsequently, Fillmore nominated George E. *Badger (U.S. Senator from North Carolina) and William C. *Micou (a New Orleans attorney), although the vacancy remained for Fillmore’s successor to fill. Bradford and Micou were soon to be associated in a law firm with Judah P. Benjamin, U.S. Senator from Louisiana, later attorney general, secretary of war, and secretary of state of the Confederate States of America.
See also nominees, rejection of.
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