EARL HALLIDAY BRADLEY, 93, of Bradley Street, a retired company president and a former trustee of Brown University, died Monday at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence.
He was the husband of Carolyn (Adams) Waller Bradley, and the late Helen (Wiggins) Bradley. Born in Seekonk, a son of the late Earl L. and Esther (Halliday) Bradley, he was a lifelong resident of the town.
Mr. Bradley was an engineer at Brown & Sharpe Mfg. Co, a partner at Miner-Bradley Mfg. Co., and held many positions at BIF Industries Inc., including director and general manager. He was president of Worcester Pressed Aluminum Co. when he retired in 1975.
He was a graduate of Brown University, Class of 1928. He was a trustee of the university from 1963-70.
Mr. Bradley was at various times a trustee of the Gordon School, Providence Country Day School, and Roger Williams College, now Roger Williams University.
Mr. Bradley was a selectman in Seekonk and had served on the Seekonk Home Rule Charter Commission.
Mr. Bradley was a 75-year member of Newman Congregational Church, Rumford, where he served as a deacon, and was a member of Seekonk Congregational Church.
He had a lifelong interest in politics and wrote a financial and political column for the Pawtucket Times in the '80s and '90s.
Besides his wife, he leaves three sons, William C. Bradley II and Richard E. Bradley, both of Seekonk, and Earl H. Bradley Jr. of Annapolis, Md.; two stepdaughters, Susan A. Rousselle of Rehoboth and Elizabeth A. Bilodeau of North Dighton; and five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and five step-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Roberto Bradley, and the brother of the late Myra Bradley Conway and Eleanor Bradley. The funeral service will be held Friday at noon in the Seekonk Congregational Church, 600 Fall River Ave. Burial will be private.