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Alden Bradford

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Preceded by  Benjamin Homans
Succeeded by  Edward D. Bangs
Role  Politician
Name  Alden Bradford
Alma mater  Harvard College, 1786

Born  17 November 1765 (1765-11-17)
Died  October 26, 1843, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Education  Harvard College, Harvard University
Books  Memoir of the Life and Writi, History of Massachusetts : From 1, Biographical Notices of Distinguis, History of Massachusetts : From t, A Particular Account of the Battle

Alden Bradford (17 November 1765 – 26 October 1843) was an American politician, clergyman and author who served as the 5th Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth. Born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, he graduated from Harvard in 1786 and received a degree of LL.D. there. He was then ordained as a Congregational church pastor, serving in Wiscasset, Maine. After moving to Boston he served from 1812 to 1824 as secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. At times a bookseller and journalist, his works included a History of Massachusetts and Memoir of the Life and Writings of Rev. Jonathan Mayhew.

He was a descendent of William Bradford (Plymouth Colony governor) (c.1590-1647).

Alden Bradford built (or arranged to have built) the Bradford House, built 1794, a historic house in Wiscasset Historic District.

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