Definitions for "William Bradford"
United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)
separatist who led the Pilgrims to America; he became the first governor of Plymouth Plantations
William Bradford (1590 – May 9, 1657) was a leader of the separatist settlers of the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, and was elected Governor of the Colony for 15 two-year terms. He was the second signer and primary architect of the Mayflower Compact. He also wrote another one after the first one had been destroyed.