Harry Lynde Bradley
|Harry Lynde Bradley|
January 5, 1885|
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
July 23, 1965 (aged 80)|
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Resting place||Forest Home Cemetery|
|Known for||The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation|
Harry Lynde Bradley (January 5, 1885 – July 23, 1965), the brother of Lynde Bradley, was the co-founder of the Allen-Bradley Company and the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. He "became deeply involved in conservative causes", with "a strong sense of anti-communism animat[ing] his political beliefs". He supported Robert A. Taft for the Presidency in 1952, and Barry Goldwater in 1964.
The Foundation, however, remained relatively small-scale until twenty years after Bradley's death, with the billion-dollar sale of Allen-Bradley to Rockwell Automation, which swelled the Foundation's assets from around $14m to around $290m.
- Gurda, John (1992). The Bradley legacy: Lynde and Harry Bradley, their company, and their foundation. Milwaukee, Wis.: Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. LCCN 92081974. OCLC 26821637.
- Bradley family has made a tradition of giving, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 6, 1985
- John J. Miller (2003), "The Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation", in How Two Foundations Reshaped America, Philanthropy Roundtable
- His son Harry Lynda Bradley Junior died February 13,1995. Lived in Massachusetts. Bradley heir Via dies in Virginia, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, January 5, 1993
- Jane Pettit was philanthropist beyond compare, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 16, 2001