John D. Bradford ’52

John D. Bradford ’52 died on February 14, 2020, in Scarborough, Maine.

(The following was published by The Portland Press Herald on February 17, 2020)

John Dillingham Bradford, of Kennebunk, passed away on February 14, 2020.

He was born September 26, 1930. He lived in Kennebunk for sixty-two years. He went to Biddeford schools, including Biddeford High School, and was the Class of ’48 salutatorian. He was an Eagle Scout with three palms.

John attended Bowdoin College and was a member of the Chi Psi fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa, the debating team, and a cum laude graduate. He also had honors in his major of Latin.

John served two years in the U.S. Army after college, including one year in Germany. He graduated from Yale Law School, then practiced law in Biddeford for thirty-eight years.

He was married to Lorinda Lackey Ocheltree for sixty-three years.

John had two children, Peter and Carol; three grandchildren, Jessica, Zachary, and Hans; and one great grandchild, Harper.

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