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Tom Bradley
Birth: Dec. 29, 1917
Death: Sep. 29, 1998

Five-term mayor of Los Angeles, city was defined during his leadership - He was born in Calvert, Texas, one of five children. Athletics became Tom Bradley's stepping stone to achievement. His record in track and football at Los Angeles Polytechnic High School earned him an athletic scholarship to UCLA, where he became the track team's top quarter-miler. After graduation, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department completing a 21 year career ending with his retirement as a lieutenant. He won a seat to the Los Angeles City Council culminating in  election to the office of mayor in 1973. Upon retirement, Bradley joined a downtown law firm. He was hampered by ill health which resulted in his death from a heart attack at the age of 80. During his political career, he presided over a period of enormous growth leaving a gleaming downtown skyline and the start of a subway and light-rail system. He diversified politics in the city which allowed for minorities and women to serve on city commissions and hold office and share in Los Angeles city employment. The city was now an international trade center and he brought the Olympic Games to the Coliseum 1984 which still ranks as the most successful in history generating a huge profit.  (bio by: Paul S.) 
 
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  Ethel M. Bradley (1919 - 2008)*
 
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Burial:
Inglewood Park Cemetery
Inglewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Sunset Mission Mausoleum. Vault 1086D. On your left as you enter.
GPS (lat/lon): 33.97139, -118.34306
 
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Record added: Nov 15, 1998
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