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            Robert M. Bradley, Jr., is an attorney at law practicing in Redlands, California, with offices in the V. L. Gregory building.  He is a native son of the state, born at San Bernardino on June 25, 1901, a son of Robert M. Bradley, who was born in Iowa and is now actively engaged in the real estate business in Huntington Beach.  The mother was in maidenhood Elizabeth Lightfoot Curtis, of San Bernardino.  Her grandfather, I. H. Curtis, organized the first Baptist Church in San Bernardino in 1862.  Mrs. Bradley is one of the best known women in her community, and was supervisor of attendance in connection with the public schools for many years.  She is also an authority on wild flowers of California and is a member of the Samuel B. Parish Botanical Society.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bradley are the parents of three children:  Robert M. Jr., of this review; Elizabeth, the wife of Chester Ferris, a banker of Santa Barbara, California; and Mildred, who graduated from the San Bernardino high school.

            After completing the high school course at San Bernardino, Robert M. Bradley, Jr., entered the University of Redlands from which he graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree with the Class of 1924.  He then entered the University of Southern California law school and received his degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1927.  While he was attending the University of Redlands he was a member of the Phi Chi fraternity, and he also has membership in the honorary dramatic society Delta Alpha Phi, the legal fraternity of Gamma Eta Gamma, and the honorary legal Fraternity Skull and Scales.  He worked his way through the college and was a member of the football team.  He was admitted to the bar of California in 1928 and at once began practice in San Bernardino continuing for one year, when he located in Redlands, where he is actively engaged in practice independently.

            On August 29, 1930, in Riverside, California, Robert M. Bradley, Jr., was united in marriage with Miss Helen Beattie, a daughter of George W. and Nellie (Pruitt) Bettie, who settled in East Highlands about the year 1889.  For about eight years Mr. Beattie was a well-known educator in the Philippine Islands, but returned to California about 1916, where he has since been closely identified with his adopted state.  Mrs. Beattie is prominent in the Women’s Clubs of California.  Helen Beattie was graduated from the Redlands high school and then from Pomona College at Claremont, California.  Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bradley, Jr., have a son, Robert William Bradley, born September 6, 1933.  Mr. Bradley is a member of the Town Club, the San Bernardino County Bar Association and the California State Bar Association.




Transcribed By:  Michele Y. Larsen on October 21, 2012.

Source: California of the South Vol. V,  by John Steven McGroarty, Pages 399-400, Clarke Publ., Chicago, Los Angeles,  Indianapolis.  1933.

© 2012 Michele Y. Larsen.