Robert A. Bradley
Graduation Year: 1935
Induction Year: 1988
Sport (s): Football, Men's Swimming & Diving

A triple threat on the football field, Bob Bradley was the team's top runner, passer and kicker. As a sophomore he scored his first collegiate touchdown: a fourth quarter score against Wabash which gave the Tigers a come-from-behind victory. He was named to the Indianapolis Star's all-state second team, and was the leading scorer in the state of Indiana during the 1933 season. Bradley was also an excellent swimmer at DePauw. In 1932 he earned a first place in the backstroke against the 1924 world champion in a meet with Indiana University. During the 1933-34 season Bradley took firsts in diving competition in all but one meet. He worked as an assistant freshman football coach, a football scout, and an instructor of freshman gym and swimming classes during the fall of 1934. Following graduation, he joined Franklin National Life Co., and in 1937 moved to Lincoln National Bank and Trust Company of Ft. Wayne. He was with Lincoln National until 1977; he was named senior vice president and trust officer in 1974. Bradley also served active duty in the Philippine Islands and Korea during World War II, advancing to the rank of Major in the Army. Active in the reserve Army from 1948 to 1958, Bradley advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1956. Bradley has also served in four different corporate directorships and has been involved in several civic organizations in Indiana's St. Joseph County.