Bradley, Bill

Bradley, Bill

Bradley, Bill (William Warren Bradley), 1943–, American athlete and politician, b. Crystal City, Mo. He first gained wide attention as an All-America basketball player at Princeton. Graduating in 1965, he attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar and in 1967–77 starred for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. In 1979 he became a U.S. senator from New Jersey. Before retiring from the Senate in 1997, he gained a reputation as a reform-minded Democrat, influential especially on environmental, labor, and income-tax issues. Often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, Bradley became (1999) a candidate for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination, but he was defeated in the primaries by Al Gore. Bradley wrote about his visions for America's future in The Journey from Here (2000) and The New American Story (2007).


See his account of his Knicks years, Life on the Run (1976), and his memoir, Time Present, Time Past (1996).

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Bradley, (William Warren) Bill

(1943–  ) basketball player, U.S. senator; born in Crystal City, Mo. A three-time All-American forward at Princeton University (1961–65), he attended Oxford University for two years as a Rhodes Scholar before joining the National Basketball Association New York Knicks (1967–77). Elected to the U.S. Senate (Dem., N.J.; 1979), he gained recognition as an expert in energy conservation and as an advocate for civil rights. Although often mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, he seemed personally reluctant to make the necessary commitment. He was elected to basketball's Hall of Fame in 1983.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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The other rink scores (VPs' names first) are as follows: Tony Ridpath, Dave Goodman, Graham F Taylor, Mike Gilks 21 Chris Holman, Ray Antill, Bob Bradley, Bill Medland 23, Ray Prentice, Eric Heath, Alan Bister, George Palmer 17 Gordon
Rink scores in the first match (Rugby names first) are as follows: Gordon Smith, Chris Holman, Jim Bradley, Bill Yates 22, Alf Segadell, Frank Darlison, Les Woodfield, Hamish Crawford 11.