Born in Rifle, William "Bill" Alfred Braddock (February 3, 1929 - January 1, 2003) was the son of Alfred Braddock and Doris Luebbert Braddock. He earned a Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1959 and was a professor of geology at the University of Colorado, where he began teaching in September 1956, retiring Sept. 1, 1994. Mr. Braddock also had a career-long appointment with the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct research in the Front Range. His research included papers on landslide complexes, the Front Range, the Pierre Shale and numerous detailed geologic maps, including the Geologic Map of Rocky Mountain National Park. He was a volunteer with Rocky Mountain National Park, the city of Boulder parks and recreation divisions, and other groups, where he trained naturalists, led field trips, provided geologic counsel, and compiled geologic maps of open-space areas to educate visitors.
To be used to take students in Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder into the field to teach them field geology.