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Bradford Smith

Bradford Smith, American writer, educator. Recipient Freedoms Foundation Award for syndicated cartoon strip, American Adventure, 1949; United States Treasury Department Award of Merit, 1950. Fellow, 1957. Society of Colonial Wars Citation of Honour, 1953; Member Society of Friends.; Rotarian.


  • Smith, Bradford was born on May 13, 1909 in North Adams, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Wallis and Josephine (Cady) Smith.

  • Education

    • Student Massachusetts Institute Technology. Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1930, A.M., 1931.


    • 1 son, Alanson Bradford. Professor English, St. Paul’s U., Tokio, 1931-1936. Lecturer English language and literature, Imperial U., Tokio, 1934-1936.

      Instructor English, Columbia, 1936-1940. Member literature div., Bennington College, 1940-1942, director international summer school, 1952-1961. Visiting professor Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1950-1951.

      Director Quaker International Centre, Delhi, 1959-1961. O.W.I, as chief, Central Pacific Operations, 1942-1945. Guggenheim fellowship, 1946-1947.

      Director Vermont Forums, 1948-1949. Co-director (with Marion Collins Smith) of shipboard educational program to Japan, 1957. Toured Europe (with Marion Collins Smith) to conduct inquiry for Department of State on returned Fulbright students, 1957-1958.

      Huntington Hartford Foundation.


    • Author’s Guild, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Chi.


    Fellow, 1957. Society of Colonial Wars Citation of Honour, 1953. Member Society of Friends.


    • Married Marion Collins, July 25, 1931.
    • father: William Wallis Smith
    • mother: Josephine (Cady) Smith
    • spouse: Marion Collins
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    Died July 14, 1964
    (aged 55)