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Bradley, George "Geo."

House 1857-58 (District 7)

Party when first elected:  Not Available

Counties Served:  Scott


Date of Birth: ??/??/1833 (uncertain)
Birth Place: Charleston, Maine
Birth County:
Birth Country: United States
Date of Death: ??/??/1879 (uncertain)
Gender: Male
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names: Geo.
City of Residence (when first elected): Belle Plaine
Occupation (when first elected): Lawyer


Waterville College, Waterville, Maine; College Graduate; 1853
Studied Law; Bangor, Maine


Military: 7th Minnesota Infantry (United States Civil War?, Major, Lieutenant Colonel); 186? to 18??
U.S. Executive Branch: United States Land Office, Forest City, Minnesota (Receiver); 1860 to 18?? [Appointed]


Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


Toensing lists his death year as 1879. Minnesota in Three Centuries lists 1878.

He moved from Bangor, Maine to Belle Plaine, Minnesota.

He was born in 1832 or 1833.

He died in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

He appears to be the youngest Speaker of the House at somewhere between 24 and 26 years old when he was chosen. His birth year is unclear--either 1832 or 1833. (The Speaker who preceded him, John Watrous, has an unknown birth year; there's a possibility that he is younger.)

Total Days Served: 735


1st Legislative Session (1857-1858)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 07
Elected: 10/13/1857
Residence: Belle Plaine
Term of Office: 12/2/1857 to 12/6/1859
Counties Represented: Scott
Occupation: Lawyer
Party: Not Available
  • Joint Rules Special
  • Towns and Counties (Chair)
Leadership Position: Speaker of the House
Leadership Notes: He was Speaker from March 12, 1858 through December 6, 1859. (On March 12, 1858 the House declared the Speaker's chair vacant and officially elected George Bradley as Speaker of the House.) He is the youngest Speaker elected.
Leadership Position: Speaker Pro Tempore
Leadership Notes: He was Speaker Pro Tem from December 22, 1857 through March 12, 1858. (On December 22, 1857, John S. Watrous, Speaker of the House, requested and was granted a leave of absence so he could attend to important business transactions. George Bradley was named Speaker Pro Tem that same day.)
Session Notes: He was sworn in on December 3, 1857. An 1858-59 session was not held due to the protracted session of 1857-58. (Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1872, p. 66) Thus, even though the first session was adjourned on August 12, 1858; the term end date for it is listed as the day before the second legislative session's start date.
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