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Ronald Bridges


Ronald Bridges, American educator. Member; member of national committee Laymen’s; Member American Association University Professors; Rotarian.


Bridges, Ronald was born on November 23, 1905 in West Pembroke, Maine, United States. Son of Earle Leopold and Alina Roxana (Fisher) Bridges.


Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1923-1926. Bachelor of Arts, Bowdoin, 1930. A.M., Harvard, 1932; Doctor of Humane Letters, Pacific U., 1944, U. Maine, 1956.

Doctor of Letters, Elon, Talladega, 1945, Nasson, 1954. Doctor of Divinity, Grinnell College, Pacific School Religion, 1950. S.T.D., Bowdoin, 1955.

Doctor of Laws, Yankton, 1956. Also Doctor of Civil Law, New England College, 1957.


Taught grades, Cooper (Maine), 1922-1923, high school, Sanford, 1926-1929. Wassookeag Preparatory School (Dexter), 1930-1931. Milton (Massachusetts) High School, 1932-1934.

Lecturer and writer on politics and religion since 1934. Managing editor, The Republican, Chicago, Illinois, 1938-1940. Associate professor English, Arizona State College, Tempe, 1941-1945.

President Pacific School Religion, 1945-1950. Carl Patton professor Homiletics, 1949-1950. Consultant and lecturer Union Theological Seminary, 1950-1954.

Religious affairs adviser United States Information Agency, since 1955. Trustee Bangor Theological Seminary, 1940-1946, Pacific U., 1944-1948, Pacific School Religion, 1944-1946, Mills College, 1949-1950, Howard U., 1951-1953. Chairman Maine Council Young Representatives, 1936-1938.

Member Young Republican National Committee from Maine, 1938-1940. Candidate for Congress, 1st Maine District, 1936. Moderator Town of Sanford, Maine.

Member National Republican Program Committee, 1937-1940.


Member; member of national committee Laymen’s. Member American Association University Professors.


Married to Helen Abigail Emery, October 10, 1931. Children: William, Daniel.

Earle Leopold Bridges

Alina Roxana (Fisher) Bridges

to Helen Abigail Emery

William Bridges

Daniel Bridges