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16 ISAAC F. BRADLEY. cuting attorney of his city, and in three months was promoted to the position of first assistant, which position he held for four years. "Judge Bradley," as he is now called, has been an incessant worker for the alleviation of his race, especially from poverty. He was one of the promoters and active members of the A.C.L. Coal and Grocery Company, which succeeded for eleven years, giving employment to many negro men and women. He was a charter member of the K.C. Embalming and Casket Company, which does a large business. He was the founder of the Wyandotte Drug Company, which also does a lucrative drug business and furnishes employment to young negroes prepared for the work. Mr. Bradley is a large stockholder in the M. and O. Joint Stock Association, which owns a large hall where nine-tenths of the Negro societies hold their sessions. He was one of the founders and the first president of the Douglas Hospital and Nurse Training School in Kansas City, Kansas. This institution, the first of its kind in the West, has been and is a boon to the Negroes of the "two Kansas Cities." Mr. Bradley enjoys the distinction of being a presidential elector from his State in 1900, and casting his vote for McKinley and Roosevelt. He has been an active member in most of the organizations for the betterment of the Negro race, such as the Afro-American Council, the National Negro Business League, and the Niagara Movement. He has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Kansas. [[end page]] [[start page]] 17 J.B. COLEMAN. He is a large property holder and lives in one of the most beautiful homes in the city, which is presided over by an accomplished wife and made cheerful by two promising children, a son and daughter. [[line]] Mr. J.B. COLEMAN, principal of Fred Douglass School, Columbia, Missouri, has a record which if it were that of some one more pretentious, it would have been read over and over again by the perusers of weeklies. With an educational record, a military record, such as would do any man honor, he has gone on, and is yet quietly going on, "silently serving," and doing his work better because no time is taken up in waiting and listening for applause. He was graduated in 1889 and began his career in Moberly, Missouri, where he was re-elected successively for nine years. He raised this from a three-room school to a five-room school during the time he was there. He resigned this position to accept a commission in the Seventh U.S. Volunteer Infantry. In 1889 he was elected principal of the Dumas School, Macon, Missouri. He again resigned to accept a commission, this time in the Forty-eighth U.S. Volunteer Infantry, then being organized for the Philippine War. In 1901 he was elected principal of the Lincoln School, Fayette, Missouri, but after teaching one year was elected principal of the school over which he now
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