Bradford, Allen a Unitarian minister, was born at Duxbury, Mass., in 1765. He graduated at Harvard College in 1788, and was tutor there from 1791 to 1793. He was settled as pastor of a Congregational Church in East Pownalborough, Me., in 1793, and, after continuing there for eight years, engaged in the book trade in Boston. He was secretary of state in Massachusetts from 1812 to 1824. He died Oct. 26, 1843. He published a number of single sermons. See Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 8:209.