Alabama State Treasurer

Robert Luther Bradley

photo of Alabama Treasurer Robert L. Bradley


State Treasurer: 1919-1923




Robert Luther Bradley was born October 8, 1853, at Palmetto, Pickens County; son of John and Barbara (Vail) Bradley, the former a native of Virginia; grandson of Hobbs Bradley of Virginia, and of Jeremiah and Mary Vail, natives of South Carolina, who later located at Palmetto.


Judge Bradley was educated at the Center Hill Academy, Palmetto, where he was taught by A. M. Nuckels, Montgomery Bell, and Miss Julia Propst. Later he attended the Vernon Institute. He entered upon the practice of dentistry in 1874 at Vernon, Lamar County, and practiced that profession for twenty years. In 1886 he was elected to the Alabama Legislature from Lamar County, and again elected two years later. In 1890 he was elected to membership in the State Senate. He served Lamar County as probate judge for eighteen consecutive years; Captain "Thomas G. Jones Riflemen," State Troops, for eight years; elected State Treasurer Nov., 1918.


He was a Democrat; chairman of the Lamar County Democratic Executive Committee, of which he was a member for 22 years; steward in the Methodist Church at Vernon for 30 years. He was a Mason and Odd Fellow. Married in 1883, at Vernon, Amanda Lee, daughter of Louis Monroe and Dorcas (Reynolds) Wimberly, of that place. Although Judge and Mrs. Bradley had no children of their own, they raised six orphan children.


R. L. Bradley died on October 6, 1922.



Alabama Department of Archives and History, Official and Statistical Register, 1919, 20.
ADAH Surname Clippings File.



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