W. Bradford Briggs ’43 died on November 1, 2008, in Vero Beach, Florida.
Born in Jamestown, R.I., he prepared for college at Deerfield Academy. At Bowdoin, he was a member of Psi Upsilon. He was a Naval aviator during World War II. After the war, he began a career in magazine publishing, ultimately becoming vice-chairman of Ziff Davis Publishing Co., which published special interest magazines such as Car and Driver, Skiing, and Popular Photography, among others. He was president of the United States Ski Educational Foundation, the governing body of the U.S. Ski Team, and was a skilled golfer and athlete, playing both football and baseball at Bowdoin. He was predeceased by his wife,“Buffy” Briggs, just two days earlier. He is survived by three sons, Scott, Peter ’75, and Barry ’78: eleven grandchildren; and one great grandchild.