Joseph Bradley

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Joseph Bradley
Court Information:
Supreme Court of the United States
Title:   Former Justice
Appointed by:   Ulysses Grant
Active:   3/21/1870-1/22/1892
Succeeded by:   George Shiras
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1839-1870
Personal History
Born:   March 14, 1813
Hometown:   New York
Deceased:   January 22, 1892
Undergraduate:   Rutgers College, 1836
Law School:   Read law

Joseph Bradley (1813-1892) was an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Ulysses Grant on February 7, 1870. Bradley served until his death on January 22, 1892. Prior to joining the court, Bradley was an attorney in private practice in Newark, New Jersey.[1]

Bradley was one of eight justices nominated to the Supreme Court by President Grant, though only five were confirmed. He served during The Chase Court, The Waite Court and The Fuller Court.[2]


Bradley received his B.A. degree from Rutgers College in 1836 and his legal education by reading law.[1]

Professional career

Bradley spent the majority of his legal career in private practice, from 1839 to 1870. He also worked as a legislative correspondent and an actuary for the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company.[1]

Federal judicial career

Supreme Court

Bradley was nominated by President Ulysses Grant on February 7, 1870. He was confirmed by the Senate on March 21, 1870, and received commission that same day. He served until his death on January 22, 1892.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by:
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Supreme Court
Succeeded by:
George Shiras