Published: Oct. 9, 2023

William C. Bradley

Professor Emeritus Bill Bradley passed away in Boulder, Colorado on Sept. 7, 2023. Bill was a Professor in the CU Department of Geology (now Geological Sciences) from 1955-1989 and served as department chair from 1968-1972. Bill’s introduction to Colorado came when he trained with the 10th Mountain Division at Camp Hale in 1944. After the war, Bill completed a BS degree in geology at the University of Wisconsin and MS and PhD degrees at Stanford. At CU Bill was known for being an inspirational teacher, a superb photographer (many of us remember the incredible slide collection he left with the department), and for his pioneering research in geomorphology (marine terraces in California, fluvial processes in Alaska, flood deposits of Lake Missoula, and soil erosion in the Front Range). A celebration of life was held on Oct 2, 2023 at Frasier Meadows.

Contributions in Bill's name may be made to:
Tru Community Care Hospice
2594 Trailridge Dr E, Lafayette CO 80026 make-a-donation-to-tru/

Bill Bradley Obituary,

Bill Bradley 1994 GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division Distinguished Career Award – Citation and Response,