Bill Bradley

Bill Bradley DEMDemocrat

American basketball player and politician (born 1943)

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Bill BradleyDEMDemocrat American basketball player and politician (born 1943)
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William Warren Bradley (born July 28, 1943) is an American politician and former professional basketball player. He served three terms as a Democratic U.S. senator from New Jersey (1979–1997). He ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for president in the 2000 election, which he lost to Vice President Al Gore. Bradley was born and raised in Crystal City, Missouri, a small town 45 miles (72 km) south of St. Louis. He excelled at basketball from an early age. He did well academically and was an all-county and all-state basketball player in high school. He was offered 75 college scholarships, but declined them all to attend Princeton University. He won a gold medal as a member of the 1964 Olympic basketball team and was the NCAA Player of the Year in 1965, when Princeton finished third in the NCAA Tournament. After graduating in 1965, he attended Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship where he was a member of Worcester College, delaying a decision for two years on whether or not to play in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Princeton University
University of Oxford
Crystal City High School
Worcester College
Past Positions1 - 17 of 17
US Senate
New Jersey Delegation
1979 - 1996
'Values of the Game'
'Time Present, Time Past'
'The Fair Tax'
United States Air Force Reserve
1967 - 1978
Professional Basketball Player
New York Knicks
1967 - 1977
'Life on the Run'
New York Knicks
NBA Championship Winner, Starting Forward
New York Knicks
NBA Championship Winner, Starting Forward
US Basketball Team
Tokyo Olympics, Gold Medal, Team Captain
CBS News
Sullivan Award Winner (Country's Outstanding Amateur Athlete)
Princeton University
All-American Basketball Player, 3 times
Stanford University
Institute of International Studies, Payne Distinguished Professor
University of Maryland
Distinguished Leadership Scholar
University of Notre Dame
Visiting Professor of Public Affairs
Other Experience1 - 1 of 1
National Civic League
1997 - Current