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Tom Bradley
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    (December 29, 1917-September 29, 1998)
    Born in Calvert, Texas
    Mayor of Los Angeles (1973-93)
    Early in his career, he clashed with other black politicians in California.
    Critics felt he lacked charisma and was too cautious.
    He reversed himself to support a controversial oil drilling project in Pacific Palisades.
    He was reluctant to condemn an anti-semitic speech that Louis Farrakhan gave in Los Angeles.
    His narrow loss to George Deukmejian in the California gubernatorial race (1982) despite leading in the polls inspired the term 'the Bradley effect' for white voters telling pollsters that they are likely to vote for a black candidate or undecided, but then actually voting for his opponent.
    He attended UCLA on a track scholarship.
    He became the first black lieutenant in the Los Angeles police force.
    His 20-year tenure was the longest for any mayor in Los Angeles history.
    He was a political liberal with a pro-business philosophy.
    He was married to Ethel Arnold for 57 years until his death.

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