Tom Bradley in 1984
|38th Mayor of Los Angeles|
July 1, 1973 – July 1, 1993
|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.|
|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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Media related to Tom Bradley at Wikimedia Commons
- Tribute to Bradley by Dianne Feinstein, with biographical information
- Tom Bradley on the Internet Movie Database
- The Bradley Effect by Raphael Sonenshein
- Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race documentary