January 27th, 2017

book cover - tpbol

Cabinet: William Bradford

On this date in 1794, William Bradford took office as the second Attorney General of the United States (he succeeded Edmund Randolph, who left to become the second Secretary of State). On August 23, 1795, he became the first Cabinet Secretary (of 22, thus far) to die in office. He died three weeks before his 40th birthday.