BRADLEY, William Warren (Bill), (1943 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1979-1997
Party: Democrat

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

BRADLEY, William Warren (Bill), a Senator from New Jersey; born in Crystal City, Jefferson County, Mo., July 28, 1943; attended Crystal City public schools; graduated, Princeton University 1965; attended Oxford University, Oxford, England, as a Rhodes Scholar and received a graduate degree in 1968; represented the United States in 1964 Olympic Games (basketball) at Tokyo, Japan; served in the United States Air Force Reserve 1967-1978; author; professional basketball player 1967-1977; businessman; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1978; reelected in 1984 and 1990 and served from January 3, 1979, to January 3, 1997; was not a candidate for reelection in 1996; was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000; senior advisor and vice chairman of the International Council of J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. 1997-1999; essayist for CBS evening news; visiting professor, Stanford University, Notre Dame University and the University of Maryland 1997-1999; chief outside advisor, McKinsey & Company 2001-2004; managing director, Allen & Company LLC.


Bradley, Bill. The New American Story. New York: Random House, 2007; Bradley, Bill. Time Present, Time Past: A Memoir. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996; Bradley, Bill. The Journey from Here. New York: Artisan, 2000.