Biography of J. H. Bradley
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J. H. BRADLEY.
The young man who reads this brief review of the career of J. H. Bradley, superintendent of the public schools of Lindsay, California, will find an illustration of what can be accomplished by energy and determination. He was born April 5, 1886, in Fillmore county, Minnesota. His parents, William and Mary (Haggerty) Bradley, belonged to that great class of moderately well to do people, but the educational facilities then lacked many of the advantages presented by the schools of the present day. As a boy he attended the local public schools and later the high school. A better education was the goal of young Bradley's ambition. He therefore enrolled as a student in Fremont College, Fremont, Nebraska, from which institution he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts. He then studied for a time in the University of Southern Minnesota, at Austin, after which he entered the University of North Dakota, from which he was graduated with the class of 1918, as a Master of Arts. During the next four years he was superintendent of the public schools at Velva, North Dakota.

In the summer of 1922 Mr. Bradley came to California to attend the summer school of the University of California at Berkeley. That autumn he came to Lindsay as vice principal of the high school. At the close of the school term in 1923 he was elected to his present position of superintendent. He is a member of the California Teachers Association and in 1924 was chairman of the nominating committee for Tulare county; also vice chairman of Tulare County Institute.

In 1913 Mr. Bradley was united in marriage with Miss Hulda Ronning of Columbus, North Dakota. To this union have been born three daughters: Ina, Jean and Vivian. Mr. Bradley is a Scottish Rite Mason and stands high in that order.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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