Brady, Diamond Jim (James Buchanan Brady), 1856-1917, American financier and philanthropist, b. New York City. He was a bellboy and messenger and then worked for the New York Central RR in various capacities. He later was employed by a railroad supply company, and his selling ability rapidly brought him a fortune. He began collecting diamonds and other jewels and amassed 30 complete sets of jewelry estimated as worth well over $1 million. He was famous for his appetite and elaborate meals and was one of the best-known men in New York's Broadway nightlife. In 1912 he gave funds to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (where he had received treatment) to found the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute.

See biography by P. Morrell (1934, repr. 1970).

Brady, Mathew B., c.1823-96, American pioneer photographer, b. Warren co., N.Y. Brady learned the daguerreotype process from S. F. B. Morse and in 1844 opened his own photographic studio in New York City, which brought him widespread fame. He published Gallery of Illustrious Americans in 1850 and five years later experimented successfully with the wet-plate process. He began photographing President Lincoln in 1860. When the Civil War began Brady was authorized to accompany and photograph the armies; through his efforts a vast visual record of the war was preserved. In 1875 the government purchased part of Brady's collection, but the rest passed into private hands after the photographer's financial failure. In 1954 the Library of Congress acquired the enormous Handy collection of Brady's work.

See R. Meredith, Mr. Lincoln's Camera Man (1946, repr. 1974); J. D. Horan, Mathew Brady, Historian with a Camera (1955); H. D. Milhollen and D. H. Mugridge, comp., Civil War Photographs (1961).

Brady, Samuel, 1758-95, American frontiersman. He fought in several battles of the American Revolution but earned his name as a scout in the Ohio country under Daniel Brodhead and Anthony Wayne. His exploits were the subject of much frontier legend.
Brady, Tom (Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr.), 1977-, American football player, b. San Mateo, Calif. He attended the Univ. of Michigan (1995-99), where he was co-starting quarterback (1998-99) and led the team to win the 1999 Orange Bowl. Drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000, Brady replaced the injured Drew Bledsoe in a Sept., 2001, game and became the team's starting quarterback. Canny, strong, and steady, with an accurate arm, Brady has led the Pats to three Super Bowl victories (2002, 2004-5) and was named that game's most valuable player twice (2002, 2004). In 2007, he marshaled New England's offense to what often seemed an inevitable undefeated regular season and was named the National Football League's MVP, but he failed to win the Super Bowl. Brady also passed for 50 touchdowns in 2007, breaking Peyton Manning's single-season record.
Brady is a village in Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 366 at the 2000 census. It is the site of Jay Novacek's Upper 84 Ranch.


Brady is located at (41.022792, -100.367828).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 366 people, 155 households, and 110 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,117.9 people per square mile (428.2/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 519.2/sq mi (198.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.91% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 155 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,000, and the median income for a family was $33,889. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $16,833 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,024. About 12.5% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 10.3% of those age 65 or over.


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