LITTLETON WALLER TAZEWELL (BRADFORD)

(1848-1918)
Littleton Waller Tazewell Bradford image
Born William Bradford, he changed his name with permission of the Virginia legislature to preserve the memory of his grandfather, a beloved governor of Virginia. He became a cadet at the Virginia Military Institute, which had moved to Richmond. When Richmond, the capital of the Confederate States of America, fell to the United States Army, the VMI cadets were directed to escape as best they could. Tazewell escaped by water and took refuge with relatives further up the James River.


After the Civil War, he went to the University of Virginia to study medicine and roomed with Taylor, his cousin, in 47 West Range. Like Taylor, he went into business in Norfolk and was prominent in Norfolk public life. He served for 20 years in the Norfolk City Council. He died one day shy of 70 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, near the grave of his cousin and chief Founder, Frederick Southgate Taylor.

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