Theophilus Bradbury

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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
In office
1797 – July 1803
Personal details
Born November 13, 1739
Newbury, Massachusetts
Died September 6, 1803
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Alma mater Harvard College

Theophilus Bradbury (November 13, 1739; Newbury, Massachusetts – September 6, 1803; Newburyport, Massachusetts) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1757; taught school and studied law in Portland, Maine; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portland in 1761; moved to Newburyport, Mass., in 1764 and continued the practice of law; member of the State senate 1791-1794; elected as a Federalist to the Fourth and Fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1795, until July 24, 1797, when he resigned; appointed justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 1797. Bradbury was a member of the electoral college in 1800.

In February 1802 Bradbury was stricken with paralysis and totally disabled, he was removed from the bench in July 1803.[1]

Bradbury died in Newburyport, Mass., September 6, 1803; interment in Old Hill Burying Ground in Newburyport.

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  1. ^ Davis, William Thomas Davis (1900), History of the judiciary of Massachusetts: including the Plymouth and Massachusetts Colonies, The Province of Massachusetts Bay and the Commonwealth, Boston, MA: The Boston Book Company, p. 276. 
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Cobb
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1795 – July 24, 1797
Succeeded by
Bailey Bartlett
Legal offices
Preceded by
Increase Sumner
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
1797 – July 1803
Seat ended