Tom Bradley Biography

Thomas J. "Tom" Bradley was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, serving from 1973 to 1993. He was the only African-American mayor of that city, and his 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city's history. His 1973 election made him the second African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. Bradley retired in 1993, after his approval ratings began dropping subsequent to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Bradley unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in 1982 and 1986 and was defeated each time by the Republican George Deukmejian. The racial dynamics that appeared to underlie his narrow and unexpected loss in 1982 gave rise to the political term "the Bradley effect." In 1985, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Tom Bradley
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer
Ethnicity:
African American
Religion:
African Methodist Episcopal Church
Date of Birth:
December 29, 1917
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
September 29, 1998
Age at Death:
80
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
Tom Bradley Timeline
  • 1973-07-01
    Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position
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