Hall of Fame Winner

Recognizing distinguished alumni from Oceanside High School

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Madge Bradley


Hall of Fame Inductee for

Public Service

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A graduate of the Class of 1922, Madge Bradley blazed numerous trails in the San Diego legal community. She was the first woman on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Bar Association, the first San Diego County woman member of the State Bar ever to be appointed to the State Bar committee, the first woman in San Diego County ever to serve as a judge and the first woman ever to preside over San Diego’s Municipal Court. She earned her law degree by taking law correspondence courses for 12 years. Bradley was instrumental in changing California adoption laws and improving adoption practices. She is responsible for making San Diego County the first county in California to receive a license to operate an adoption agency. This gentle pioneer passed away in the year 2000 at the age of 96.

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