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Bradford Smith

writer , educator.

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.


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.

William Wallis Smith

Josephine (Cady) Smith

Marion Collins