Bradley, an Air Force veteran, former deputy Sheriff and former Birmingham Police Department officer, won a disputed 1953 Birmingham municipal election over Jabo Waggoner. He left office in 1956 to return to active duty with the Air Force, and Waggoner won the 1956 special election to fill the vacancy.
- Nunnelly, William A. (1991) Bull Connor. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press ISBN 0817304959