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Gerard Bradford

Gerard Bradford, American engineer, retired. Decorated Silver Star, World War I. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, New York History Society, Sigma Phi.

Background

  • Bradford, Gerard was born on September 13, 1887 in New York City. Son of William and Mary (Chittenden) Bradford.

  • Education

    • Student of University Vermont, 1904-1905. Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1909, post graduate, 1914-1915.

    Career

    • 1 son, Gerard. Commissioned ensign United States Navy, 1909, advancing through grades to lieutenant commander, 1917. In submarine service, 1911-1914. Sea duty in United States Ship Arizona, San Diego, Louisiana, 1916-1918.

      Commanding officer, naval mine depot, Yorktown, Pennsylvania, 1919-1922. Gunnery officer United States Ship Pittsburgh, 1922-1923. Resigned and entered civil life in insurance management, 1924, real estate engineering management, New York City, 1933-1940.

      President, director Witherbee Sherman Corporation, 1940, retired On active duty as commander of The United States Navy Reserve. Washington, 1941-1945. Placed on retired list, United States Navy, 1943.

    Membership

    Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, New York History Society, Sigma Phi. Clubs: University (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Helen Gartley, July 5, 1917.
    • father: William Bradford
    • mother: Mary (Chittenden) Bradford
    • spouse: Helen Gartley
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    Born September 13, 1887
    Died November 5, 1955
    (aged 68)
    Nationality

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