Frederick Van Bradley Frederick Van Ness Bradley, commonly known as Fred Bradley, (April 12, 1898 - May 24, 1947) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.
Bradley was born in Chicago and moved to Rogers City, Michigan, in 1910 where he attended the public schools, graduating from Rogers City High School. He attended Montclair Academy in Montclair, New Jersey and served in the Student Army Training Corps at Plattsburgh, New York, in 1918. He graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1921 and worked as a salesman with the Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company in Buffalo, New York from 1921 to 1923, and as purchasing agent from 1928 to 1938. He was also a purchasing agent with Bradley Transportation Company in Rogers City, Michigan from 1924 to 1938.
In 1938, Bradley defeated incumbent Democrat John Luecke to be elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from Michigan's 11th District for the Seventy-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1939, until his death at New London, Connecticut, while there as a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Coast Guard Academy. He was chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries in the Eightieth Congress. Bradley is interred in Rogers City Memorial Park, Rogers City, Michigan.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.