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Mayor Tom Bradley

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Tom Bradley in 1984

Thomas J. "Tom" Bradley (December 29, 1917 – September 29, 1998) was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, serving from 1973 to 1993. He was the only African-American mayor of that city, and his 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city's history. His 1973 election made him the second African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. Bradley retired in 1993, after his approval ratings began dropping subsequent to the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. Bradley unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in 1982 and 1986 and was defeated each time by the Republican George Deukmejian. The racial dynamics that appeared to underlie his narrow and unexpected loss in 1982 gave rise to the political term "the Bradley effect." In 1985, he was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP.

Fact file

  • Preceded by: Sam Yorty
  • Succeeded by: Richard Riordan
  • Born: December 29, 1917 Calvert, Texas, U.S.
  • Died: September 29, 1998 (aged 80) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Resting place: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, U.S.
  • Political party: Democratic Party
  • Spouse(s): Ethel Arnold
  • Children: Phyllis Bradley Lorraine Bradley
  • Residence: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Alma mater: University of California, Los Angeles (B.A) Southwestern Law School (J.D)
  • Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
  • Allegiance: City of Los Angeles
  • Service/branch: Los Angeles Police Department
  • Years of service: 1940-1961
  • Rank: Lieutenant

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