Andrew Coyle Bradley

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Andrew Coyle Bradley
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
In office
March 23, 1889 – May 15, 1902
Appointed byBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byWilliam Matthews Merrick
Succeeded byAshley Mulgrave Gould
Personal details
Andrew Coyle Bradley

(1844-02-12)February 12, 1844
Washington, D.C.
DiedMay 15, 1902(1902-05-15) (aged 58)
Washington, D.C.
EducationHarvard Law School (LL.B.)
George Washington University

Andrew Coyle Bradley (February 12, 1844 – May 15, 1902) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia.

Education and career[edit]

Born in Washington, D.C., Bradley attended Columbian University (now George Washington University) until serving in the quartermaster general and commissary general offices of the Union Army in Washington, D.C. during the American Civil War. He resumed his studies after the war, received a Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School in 1867, was admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, and practiced law in Washington, D.C. He also served as a Professor of Law at Columbian University.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Bradley was nominated by President Benjamin Harrison on March 19, 1889, to an Associate Justice seat on the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now the United States District Court for the District of Columbia) vacated by Associate Justice William Matthews Merrick. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 23, 1889, and received his commission the same day. His service terminated on May 15, 1902, due to his death in Washington, D.C.[1] He was interred in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, D.C.[2]


  1. ^ a b Andrew Coyle Bradley at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ "Bar and Laity Mourn the Death of Judge Bradley". Washington Evening Times. Washington, DC. May 16, 1902. p. 2.


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Legal offices
Preceded by
William Matthews Merrick
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
Succeeded by
Ashley Mulgrave Gould