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Harry Lynde Bradley

Born: Jan 5, 1885

Death: Jul 23, 1965

Nationality: United States

Harry Lynde Bradley

Date of Birth : Jan 5, 1885
Date of Death : Jul 23, 1965

Harry Lynde Bradley, 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. His adopted daughter, Marion Bradley Via, lived in Virginia, and died in 1993. His daughter Jane Bradley Pettit, a philanthropist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died in 2001.


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