Theophilus Bradbury

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Theophilus Bradbury
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1795 – July 24, 1797
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byBailey Bartlett
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
In office
1797 – July 1803
Preceded byIncrease Sumner
Succeeded bySeat ended
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
Born(1739-11-13)November 13, 1739
Newbury, Massachusetts
DiedSeptember 6, 1803(1803-09-06) (aged 63)
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist
Alma materHarvard College

Theophilus Bradbury (November 13, 1739 in Newbury, Massachusetts – September 6, 1803 in 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. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1798.[1] 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.[2]

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


  • United States Congress. "Theophilus Bradbury (id: B000735)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.


  1. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter B" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
U.S. 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