Anne Maddison Bradley (deceased)

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On December 8, 1906, Senator Arthur Brown of Utah was shot in Washington, D.C., by his longtime mistress, Anne Maddison Bradley, who claimed to be the mother of his children. The lovers were jailed more than once for adultery. Bradley found love letters to Brown from Asenath Ann "Annie" Adams Kiskadden (an actress who was the mother of actress Maude Adams), confronted him at The Raleigh Hotel on 12th Street near Pennsylvania Avenue, and assumed he was having a second affair. Brown died from his wounds four days later, aged 63, and was interred in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City.


At trial, it was revealed that Brown's will renounced Bradley and the two sons she claimed he sired, and a sympathetic jury acquitted her.

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