Theophilus Bradbury

Theophilus Bradbury
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1795  July 24, 1797
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Bailey Bartlett
Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
In office
1797 July 1803
Member of the Massachusetts Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1739-11-13)November 13, 1739
Newbury, Massachusetts
Died September 6, 1803(1803-09-06) (aged 63)
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Alma mater Harvard 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.



  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.
United States 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
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