COLT, LeBaron Bradford, (1846 - 1924)

Senate Years of Service: 1913-1924
Party: Republican

Library of Congress

COLT, LeBaron Bradford, a Senator from Rhode Island; born in Dedham, Dedham County, Mass., June 25, 1846; attended the public schools and Williston Seminary; graduated from Yale University in 1868 and from the law department of Columbia College, New York City, in 1870; devoted a year to European travel; upon his return to the United States in 1871 was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; moved to Bristol, R.I., in 1875 and practiced law in Providence, R.I.; member, State house of representatives 1879-1881; appointed by President James Garfield United States district judge for the first judicial district 1881-1884, when he was appointed by President Chester Arthur presiding judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the first circuit; elected in 1913 as a Republican to the United States Senate; reelected in 1919 and served from March 4, 1913, until his death in Bristol, R.I., August 18, 1924; chairman, Committee on Conservation of Natural Resources (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Immigration (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-eighth Congresses); interment in Juniper Hill Cemetery.


Dictionary of American Biography; Schlup, Leonard. “A Senator of Principle: Some Correspondence Between LeBaron Bradford Colt and William Howard Taft.” Rhode Island History 42 (February 1983): 3-16; U.S. Congress. Memorial Addresses. 68th Cong., 2nd sess., 1924-1925. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1925.