President Millard Fillmore, a member of the Whig Party who sought compromise on the divisive issue of slavery, nominated Bradford to the Supreme Court, but the largely proslavery Democratic Senate took no action on the nomination, thus leaving Bradford unconfirmed.
Bradford was in Connecticut and educated in the North, but he became prominent as a lawyer in New Orleans after moving there in 1836. President Millard Fillmore
Edward A. Bradford
Bradford and Micou later joined a law firm with Judah P. Benjamin, a U.S. senator from Louisiana who became a member of the Confederate cabinet.
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