Bradley, Madge
1904 - 2000

Born: 11/14/1904 in Ukiah, California
Died: 3/22/2000
Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
Professional Facts

Practice Area:
Individual Rights
General Practice Probate Law Family law: Divorces, Guardianships, Adoptions, Domestic Relations Traffic LAw
Regions and States of Practice:
CA, West
Legal Education:
LaSalle Extension University
Positions During Her Career:
President of local chapter of the Altrusa Club, San Diego’s oldest women’s service organization
Chaired the first Community Welfare Council’s Adoption Study Committee
Served on the San Diego Civil Service Commission
Deputy County Clerk in San Diego, California (1926-1940)
Private practitioner in San Diego (1940-)
Pro tem Superior Court of San Diego judge
Appointed to the San Diego County Municipal Court
Presiding judge of San Diego’s Municipal Court
Chair of the newly organized Women’s Division of the San Diego County Traffic Safety Council
Female member of the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association
San Diego county woman member of the State Bar to be appointed to a State Bar committee
Woman to sit on the Bench in San Diego County
Female judge in San Diego County (1953)
Woman presiding judge of San Diego’s Municipal Court
Among the first women inducted into the new San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame
Chair of the Women’s Division of the San Diego County Traffic Safety Council

Further Research Materials

Laura Miller Derry, Digest of Women Lawyers and Judges. Lousville, Kentucky: Dunne Press (1949)

Student Papers:
Potential Paper Topics:
An analysis of Bradley's work with the Community Welfare Council's Adoption study committee, which eventually made San Diego the first county in the state to receive a license to operate an adoption agency (note that this topic has been covered by a previous paper).
An analysis of Bradley's effect on improving traffic safety in San Diego, and research into any legislation involving drunk driving laws in which she was involved. Note that she was also a member of the San Diego Altrusa Club, the city’s oldest women’s service organization, which campaigned for the installation of seat belts in every automobile in the community.