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Louie Bradshaw (1913 - 1976)

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Louie Bradshaw
1913 - 1976
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November 17, 1913
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May 1976
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Zeigler, Franklin County, Illinois 62999
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Louie Bradshaw was born on November 17, 1913. He died in May 1976 at 62 years of age. We know that Louie Bradshaw had been residing in Zeigler, Franklin County, Illinois 62999.
Updated: November 2, 2011
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Louie Bradshaw passed away in May 1976 at 62 years of age. He was born on November 17, 1913. We are unaware of information about Louie's family. We know that Louie Bradshaw had been residing in Zeigler, Franklin County, Illinois 62999.
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In 1913, in the year that Louie Bradshaw was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

In 1923, at the age of only 10 years old, Louie was alive when on August 2nd, Calvin Coolidge was sworn in as the 30th President of the United States due to the sudden death of Warren G. Harding. After the scandals of the Harding presidency, Coolidge restored public confidence and was very popular. He won the Presidential election in 1924 but declined to run again in 1928.

In 1933, when he was 20 years old, Frances Perkins became the first woman to hold a cabinet-level position, appointed by President Roosevelt to serve as Secretary of Labor. She told him that her priorities would be a 40-hour work week, a minimum wage, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation, abolition of child labor, direct federal aid to the states for unemployment relief, Social Security, a revitalized federal employment service, and universal health insurance. President Roosevelt approved of all of them and most them were implemented during his terms as President. She served until his death in 1945.

In 1960, when he was 47 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

In 1976, in the year of Louie Bradshaw's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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