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Monday, November 22, 2004

Bradley, Lydia Moss

American philanthropist who founded and endowed Bradley University in Peoria. Early in life she demonstrated qualities of determination and ability. In May 1837 she married Tobias S. Bradley and moved with him to Peoria, where over the next three decades he prospered in land and banking. His death in 1867 left unbegun their plan to endow an educational

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