James Bradford Foley

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J James Bradford Foley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859
Preceded byWilliam Cumback
Succeeded byWilliam S. Holman
Personal details
Born(1807-10-18)October 18, 1807
Dover, Kentucky, U.S.
DiedDecember 5, 1886(1886-12-05) (aged 79)
Greensburg, Indiana, U.S.

James Bradford Foley (October 18, 1807 – December 5, 1886) was an American politician who served one term as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1857 to 1859.


Born near Dover, Kentucky, Foley received a limited schooling. He was employed on a flatboat on the Mississippi River in 1823. He moved to Greensburg, Indiana, in 1834. He engaged in mercantile pursuits 1834–1837, and afterwards in farming. Treasurer of Decatur County 1841–1843. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1850. He was appointed commander of the Fourth Brigade of State militia in 1852.


Foley was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859).

Later career and death

He resumed agricultural pursuits in Decatur County.

He died in Greensburg, Indiana, December 5, 1886. He was interred in South Park Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "James Bradford Foley (id: F000236)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by