Ira B. Bradford

Honorable Ira B. Bradford was born in the town of Fulton, Rock Co., Wis.., June 24, 1851.  When he was not more than a few months old his parents, Elbridge and Lovina Bradford moved from Wisconsin to New Hampshire.  Ira was educated in the academies and seminaries of New Hampshire.  He read law in New Hampshire and in Erie County PA.  In the Spring of 1973, he came to Wisconsin.  He came to Augusta after being admitted to the Bar in April of 1873.  He soon started up his own practice.  In 1875, he commenced the banking business, in partnership with Russell Hackett.  In 1880, he was elected Assemblyman , and was chosen Speaker of the House.  He was the youngest and only native from Wisconsin to ever fill this position.  He was married to Allie M. Burnham in Edinbore, Erie County in 1872.  They have two children Archie E, and Sadie M.