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Mrs. Emily Bradley Ecker

Partner

Covington and Burling

Covington and Burling

Background Information

Employment History

President
Board of Lady Visitors of the Children's Hospital

Affiliations

Member
Wiscasset Female Charitable Society

Founder
Planned Parenthood

Founder
Historic Lexington Foundation

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Emily E. Bradley
Emily Ecker Bradley, 95, a native of Washington, D.C. and a longtime summer resident of Westport Island, died March 27 of a stroke in her home in Washington.
Mrs. Bradley was born in Georgetown, a part of Washington, D.C.Her father died when she was ten, and her mother, Grace Glasgow Dunlop Ecker, moved Mrs. Bradley and her three brothers to Lexington, Va. to live less expensively.Mrs. Bradley later attended Stuart Hall school in Staunton, Va. and Hollins College in Roanoke.
In 1933, she married Fontaine C. Bradley in Washington.Mr. Bradley became a partner in the law firm of Covington and Burling where he practiced for 65 years.
In the 1950s, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley bought property on Westport Island and spent their summers there.Mr. Bradley died in 1991.She enjoyed the friendships they made over the many years in Maine and continued to come to Westport until recently, when her failing health prevented her from doing so.
She was an avid tennis player, both in Westport and in Washington.
Mrs. Bradley founded the Historic Lexington (Va.) Foundation which worked to preserve the home of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.In Maine, she was a member of the Wiscasset Female Charitable Society, and she and Mr. Bradley were charter members of the Wiscasset Yacht Club.In Washington, she served as president of the Board of Lady Visitors of the Children's Hospital and on a similar board for the Columbia Hospital.Mrs. Bradley also founded the Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington and served on the national board of that organization.She was active in the National Society of Colonial Dames, and was related to Martha Custis Washington andthree of her grandchildren, America, Columbia and Britannica.She was a direct descendant of Robert Peter, who was the first mayor of Georgetown in 1790, before Washington, D.C. was built.

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