|5th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth|
1812 – 1824
|Preceded by||Benjamin Homans|
|Succeeded by||Edward D. Bangs|
|Born||17 November 1765|
|Died||26 October 1843
|Alma mater||Harvard College, 1786|
Alden Bradford (17 November 1765 – 26 October 1843) was an American politician, clergyman and author who served as the 5th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Born in Duxbury, MA, he graduated from Harvard in 1786 and received a degree of LL.D. there. He was then ordained as a Congregational church pastor, serving in Wicasset, Maine. After moving to Boston he served from 1812 to 1824 as secretary of the commonwealth. At times a bookseller and journalist, his works included a History of Massachusetts and Memoir of the Life and Writings of Rev. Jonathan Mayhew.
- Christian Examiner and General Review (January 1844), The Late Alden Bradford, Esq., Boston, MA: James Munroe and Company, p. 375
- Bradford Family History (American Genealogical Research Institute, 1978).
|5th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Edward D. Bangs