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Tom Bradley

American Politician Tom Bradley

Profession: American Politician

United States of America

Why Famous: Mayor of Los Angeles (1973-1993).

He was the only African-American mayor of LA, and his 20 years in office mark the longest tenure by any mayor in the city's history.

Born: December 29, 1917
Birthplace: Calvert, Texas, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: September 29, 1998 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Married Life

  • 1941-05-04 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (23) weds Ethel Arnold

Historical Events

  • 1973-07-01 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position
  • 1979-06-02 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley signs first homosexual rights bill

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