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William O'Connel Bradley was a U.S. senator from Kentucky, born in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky on March 18, 1847. He was educated by private tutors and at a private school in Somerset, Kentucky. He entered the Union Army during the Civil War at the age of fifteen, but only served briefly due to his youth. He studied law and was licensed to practice in 1865, becoming the prosecuting attorney of Garrard County in 1870. In 1889, he was appointed Minister to Korea, but declined the job. From 1890 to 1896, he was a member of the Republican National Committee. He was the Republican governor of Kentucky from 1895 to 1899. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 37th 104,749 km² 225 km 610 km 1. ... Lancaster is a city located in Garrard County, Kentucky. ... March 18 is the 77th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (78th in leap years). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Somerset is a city located in Pulaski County, Kentucky. ... The 21st Michigan Infantry, a company of Shermans veterans. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war between the United States of America, called the Union, and the Confederate States of America, a new country formed by eleven Southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the Union. ... Note: This article contains special characters. ... Bush/Cheney, 2004 Campaign Manager Ken Mehlman is the current Chairman of the RNC. The Republican National Committee (RNC) provides national leadership for the United States Republican Party. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ...


He was elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate and served from March 4, 1909 until his death in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 1914. During the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, he was chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Justice. He was also chairman of the Committee to Investigate Trespassers upon Indian Land during the Sixty-first Congress, and the chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims during the Sixty-third Congress. He was buried in the state cemetary of Frankfort, Kentucky. Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky, a state of the United States of America. ...


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  • U.S. Congress Biographical Directory entry


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