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W. Bradford Briggs, American publisher.

Background

Briggs, W. Bradford was born on August 5, 1921 in Jamestown, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Benjamin Franklin and Dorothy (Green) Briggs.

Education

AB cum laude, Bowdoin College, 1943.

Career

Printing accounts executive McCall Corporation, New York City, 1949-1952, publisher, 1952-1957. Assistant to president Ziff-Davis Public Company, New York City, 1957-1959, executive vice president, 1959-1974, vice chairman, 1974-1981. Also director; chairman Yachting Public Corporation, since 1977.

Senior vice president Ziff Corporation, since 1981. Director Advertising Council, 1977-1983. Director Aviation Simulation Technology, Inc., Bedford, Massachusetts.

Membership

President United States Ski Educational Foundation, also United States Ski Team, Inc., 1974-1975, honorary chairman board, since 1976. Active American Cancer Society, 1965-1970. General chairman Cancer Care, Inc., 1981.

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Magazine Public Association (director 1972, vice chairman 1973-1981), Bowdoin College Alumni Association (council 1965-1969), Psi Upsilon. Clubs: Union League (New York City).

New Canaan (Connecticut) Country. Pine Valley Country (Clementon, New Jersey).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Buffinton, May 28, 1949. Children: Jonathan Scott, Peter Leland, Barry Durfee.

father:
Benjamin Franklin Briggs

mother:
Dorothy (Green) Briggs

spouse:
Elizabeth Buffinton

children:
Jonathan Scott Briggs

Peter Leland Briggs

Barry Durfee Briggs