Judge Edward Green Bradford Jr.

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Death 30 Mar 1928 (aged 80)
Clifton Heights, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
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Edward Green Bradford, B.A. 1868.

Born March 12, 1848, in Wilmington, Del
Died March 30, 1928, at Clifton Heights, Pa.

Father, Edward Green Bradford (B.A Delaware College
1838), a lawyer; judge of United States District Court for
Delaware 1872-18 82; son of Moses and Phoebe (George)
Bradford; descendant in the seventh generation of Governor
William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. Mother, Mary
Alicia (Heyward) Bradford; daughter of James Hamilton
and Decima (Shubrick) Hey ward; granddaughter of Thomas
Heyward, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Yale
relatives include: Francis I duPont, '95 S, Sidney G
Bradford, '12, Thomas G Bradford, '17 S., and Robert P.
Bradford, ex-'23 S. (nephews); and Emile F. duPont, ex-12 S. (grandnephew).
Prepared for college at the Military Academy conducted
by the Rev. W. Murphy and at the academy conducted by
T. Clarkson Taylor, both m Wilmington Second dispute
appointments Junior and Senior years; member Delta Kappa
and Alpha Delta Phi.
Studied law in office of his father in Wilmington and admitted to the bar May 9, 1870; subsequently practiced law in Wilmington; member of firm of Bradford & Vandegnft 1882- 1897, then appointed United States district judge for Delaware; retired from this office May 20, 1918; served for a few years as attorney for Levy Court Commissioners of New Castle County; member of Delaware House of Representatives 1881; chairman of Delaware delegation to Republican National Convention at Chicago 1888; active member of convention which framed constitution of state of Delaware in 1897, in particular advocating ways to prevent and punish bribery and corruption at elections; designated by Maritime Association of the United States to represent that association at the Venice Conference of International Maritime Committee (1907), where he took an active part and was elected a vice-president of permanent International Maritime Committee, also attended and participated in the conference at Bremen in 1909; vice-president of American Bar Association for Delaware; an incorporator and governor of Society of Colonial Wars in Delaware; interested in Historical Society of Delaware and Church Club of Delaware; president of Yale Alumni Association of Delaware 1913-18; warden of St. John's Church for many years and a trustee of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Delaware; delegate to nine of the Triennial General Conventions of that church 1892-1916 and frequently represented his parish in the diocesan conventions.
Married September 18, 1872, in Wilmington, Eleuthera
Paulina, daughter of Alexis Irenee duPont (B.A University of Pennsylvania 1835) anc^ Joanna (Smith) duPont. Children:
Eleuthera duPont, the widow of Henry Behn duPont; Mary
Alicia Heyward, who married George Amory Maddox and
later Alfred Irenee duPont and died in 1920, Edward Green,
J r , '00 (died December 3, 1927); Alexis Irenee duPont (died in infancy); and Joanna duPont, the wife of William Bush (B.S. Princeton 1896). Mrs. Bradford died June 6, 1906.
Death, due to paralysis, followed a long illness and occurred in Dr. Hawke's private hospital at Clifton Heights. Buried in duPont Family Cemetery near Wilmington Survived by two daughters, six grandchildren, one of whom is Henry B duPont, '20, one great-grandson, a half brother, Henry B. Bradford, '80 S., and a half sister, Mrs. Charles M. Curtis, of Wilmington.

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