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 Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley

Birth
Calvert, Robertson County, Texas, USA
Death 29 Sep 1998 (aged 80)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Sunset Mission Mausoleum. Vault 1086D. On your left as you enter.
Memorial ID 3993 · View Source
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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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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom Bradley (29 Dec 1917–29 Sep 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3993, citing Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .