December 29

Tom Bradley sworn in, 1973 (cropped)
SWEARING-IN--Tom Bradley to become Los Angeles' 37th mayor.

Tom Bradley 

Mayor Tom Bradley was born the son of sharecroppers and the grandson of a slave in Calvert, Texas on December 29, 1917.  Bradley later became one of the most successful politicians of the 20th century after being elected the first African American Mayor of Los Angeles, California on  May 29, 1973.  He served for twenty years which is longer than any other mayor of the city. Bradley joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1941 and retired as a Lieutenant.  He became an attorney after retiring from the police department prior to entering politics.  As mayor Bradley was instrumental in much of Los Angeles's growth and it's hosting of the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Los Angeles became the nation's second most populated city under his administration. Upon retiring from Mayor in 1993, Bradley ran unsuccessful campaigns for Governor of California in 1982 and 1986.  Bradley was married to Ethel Arnold.  He died September 29, 1998 in Los Angeles at age 80.

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