Martin R. Bradley

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Martin R. Bradley
50th Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives
In office
January 4, 1933 – December 31, 1934
Preceded byFred R. Ming
Succeeded byGeorge A. Schroeder
Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
from the Menominee district
In office
January 1, 1927 – December 31, 1934
In office
January 1, 1923 – December 31, 1924
Personal details
Born(1888-04-01)April 1, 1888
Newberry, Michigan
DiedDecember 21, 1975
Leavenworth, Washington
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceHermansville, Michigan

Martin R. Bradley (April 1, 1888 – December 21, 1975) was a Democratic politician from Michigan who served in the Michigan House of Representatives, including as Speaker during the 57th Legislature. He was the first Speaker to come from the Upper Peninsula and sponsored the legislation which created the Michigan Legislative Council (as Speaker, he served as its first chairman).[1]

Prior to his election to the House, Bradley was a school teacher in Huron County, later moving to Hermansville and serving as the superintendent of schools and as postmaster. He was also a delegate to the 1932 Democratic National Convention which nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt for President of the United States. In 1935, Bradley was appointed the customs collector for Michigan and made his home in Detroit.[2]

Bradley died on December 21, 1975 in Leavenworth, Washington.[3]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Bradley, Martin R.
  2. ^ BHL: Martin R. Bradley Papers
  3. ^ "Death Notices: Martin R. Bradley". The Escanaba Daily Press. December 23, 1975. p. 11. Retrieved July 21, 2014 – via open access