Tom Bradley facts for kids
Tom Bradley in 1984
|38th Mayor of Los Angeles|
July 1, 1973 – July 1, 1993
|Preceded by||Sam Yorty|
|Succeeded by||Richard Riordan|
December 29, 1917|
Calvert, Texas, U.S.
|Died||September 29, 1998
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, U.S.|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles (B.A)
Southwestern Law School (J.D)
|Allegiance||City of Los Angeles|
|Branch/service|| Los Angeles Police
|Years of service||1940-1961|
Thomas J. "Tom" Bradley (December 29, 1917 – September 29, 1998) was an American politician. He was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles. He served from 1973 to 1993. He was the only African-American mayor of that city. His 20 years in office mark the longest time by any mayor in the city's history.
He became mayor after an election in 1973. It made him the second African-American mayor of a major U.S. city. Bradley retired in 1993. His approval ratings had begun dropping because of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots.
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