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BRADLEY, Stephen Row, senator, born in Wallingford (now Cheshire), Connecticut, 20 October, 1754; died in Walpole, New Hampshire, 16 December, 1830. He was graduated at Yale in 1775, studied law under Judge Reeve, and was admitted to the bar in 1779. During the revolutionary war he commanded a company of the Cheshire volunteers, and was the aide of General Wooster when that officer was killed at Danbury. In 1779 he settled in Vermont and became active in the organization of the state. He was one of its first senators, being elected as a democrat to the 2d, 3d, and 7th. to 12th congresses, and was president pro temp during portions of the 7th and 10th congresses. He was the author of "Vermont's Appeal" (1779), which has been ascribed to Ira Allen.--His son, William Czar, lawyer, born in Westminster, Vermont, 23 March, 1783; died there, 3 March, 1867. He entered Yale, but left at the end of his freshman year in 1796, and began the study of law with his father. After being admitted to the bar in 1802, he began practice in Westminster. From 1800 till 1803 he was secretary of the commissioners of bankruptcy, and from 1804 till 1811 he was prosecuting attorney for Windham County He was elected to the lower branch of the legislature, and in 1812 was made a state counselor. In 1813 he became a representative in congress from Vermont. From 1817 till 1822 he was the agent of the United States under the treaty of Ghent, and was again a member of congress during 1823-'7. In 1850 he was elected to the state senate, in 1856 was a presidential elector, and in 1857 a member of the state constitutional convention. He took a formal farewell of the bar in 1858, after fifty-six years of practice.
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