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Gerard Bradford

engineer , retired

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