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Peter Butler Bradley ’38

Published in Nov. 3, 1999, issue

Pete Bradley died Feb. 27, 1999, at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz.

At Taft School, Pete's running foreshadowed the drive which led him to the captaincy of Princeton's undefeated 1938 track team and the #2 spot on the undefeated fall 1937 cross-country team. That June he posted a 4:13.4 winning mile against Oxford-Cambridge; earlier he was third in the AAU Indoor 1,000 meters and was the only double winner (mile and 880) in the upset of then undefeated Yale.

In NYC after a year in Europe, Pete enlisted in the famous Squadron A, federalized as a unit of the 101st Cavalry Regiment. He earned his gold bars at Ft. Benning Infantry OCS and served with the 104th Infantry Regiment in European combat.

Later came advanced officer training school, captain's bars, and the Bronze Star. Eight postwar years in NYC led to the presidency of Bradley Pulverizer Co. in Allentown, Pa. Pete was the fourth generation of Bradleys in the firm, which was sold upon Pete's retirement in 1985.

His main hobby of golf produced a remarkable five holes-in-one. With the former Phyllis B. Lord, his wife of 57 years, who survives, he enjoyed Palmer Stadium football. Also surviving is their daughter, Patti B. Zander, a granddaughter, Kevan Lee Rinehart, and a grandson, Bradley James Rinehart, to all of whom the class extends profound sympathy.

The Class of 1938

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