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Bradley, Charles Henry (13 February 1860–30 January 1922), asylum superintendent and educator, was born in Johnson, Vermont, the son of Harmon Howe Bradley and Sarah Grout Ferguson (occupations unknown). Educated at the state normal school in his hometown, he left Vermont in 1880 to become an instructor at the State Primary School in Monson, Massachusetts, a school for destitute and dependent children. In 1885 he became assistant superintendent. Bradley was married to Mary Chilton Brewster in 1883; they had one child. In March 1888 he accepted the position of superintendent of the Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, on Thompson’s Island in Boston Harbor, where he would spend the rest of his life....

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Nyswander, Dorothy B. (29 September 1894–18 December 1998), public health official, was born Dorothy Bird in Reno, Nevada, the daughter of Albert Dixon Bird, a businessman who later became an accountant, and Margaret Cowan Millar Bird. She grew up in Topaz, California, and after attending a local elementary school returned to Reno and completed high school before entering the University of Nevada. A precocious student, Bird skipped a year of high school and received both her B.A. and M.A. in mathematics in 1915. Following graduation, she taught high school English and mathematics in Elko, Nevada, for a year before going back to the University of Nevada for additional graduate work. Bird married James Nyswander, a mathematician, in 1916; the couple had one daughter, ...