Bill Bradley

Basketball Hall of Fame player and US Senator Bill Bradley
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Full Name: William Warren Bradley
Profession: Basketball Hall of Fame player and US Senator

United States of America

Biography: Bill Bradley is a Basketball and College Basketball Hall of Fame shooting guard and American politician.

After gaining Consensus first-team All-American honours with Princeton University and winning a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964, Bradley was again All-American in 1965.

He was taken by the New York Knicks in the 1965 NBA Draft but did not sign immediately in order to study at Oxford University from where he commuted to Italy to play for Olimpia Milano, winning the European Champions Cup.

He then played the next 10 years with the Knicks winning 2 NBA Championships in 1970 and 1973 whilst also exploring social and political issues, meeting with journalists, government officials, academics, businesspeople and social activists.

As a progression Bradley served 3 terms as a Democratic US Senator from New Jersey (1979–1997) and ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2000 election, which he lost to Vice President Al Gore.

Born: July 28, 1943
Birthplace: Crystal City, Missouri, USA
Age: 79 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo

Married Life

  • 1974-01-14 US Senator Bill Bradley (30) weds professor Ernestine Schlant

Historical Events

  • 1964-02-15 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

Biographies and Sources

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