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Earle Bradford, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Energy Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Gumbo
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
Get To The Bottom Line.

Birthplace

Born:
4/25/1946
Birth Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Energy Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Gumbo
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Anywhere Warm
Favorite Quote:
Get To The Bottom Line.

Birthplace

Born:
4/25/1946
Birth Location:
New Orleans
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Biography

Corporate executive Earle Lacour Bradford, Jr. was born on April 25, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received his B.A. degree in accounting and economics in 1969 from Dillard University and continued his studies at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management where he received his M.B.A. degree in 1971 while enrolled as a Mobil Oil Fellow. He served as a visiting professor in the Department of Business and Economics at Norfolk State University under its Eminent Scholar Program

In 1971, Bradford’s professional career began with his first position as a senior accountant at Shell Oil Company. Bradford later became the youngest Vice President at Consolidated Aluminum. In 1983, he joined ARCO Metals Company in Rolling Meadows, Illinois as Vice President of Marketing Development and later became Vice President of Planning and Control. Transferring to ARCO Chemical, Bradford joined the Product Management and Marketing Division and was elected an officer of ARCO Chemical and served as Vice President of Public Affairs. He also served as the Vice President of National Accounts Management and Material Management in the Americas before serving as a worldwide Director of Continuous Improvement and Commercial Services. Bradford has held several positions with major international firms including a subsidiary of Alusuisse, the Swiss aluminum company. In 2002, Bradford became President of Axum Partners, Incorporated, which is a consulting company that specializes in corporate development. In 2005, he joined the Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as its Chief Executive Officer. He led the organization back from a loss in 2004 to a surplus in 2005.

Bradford is a member and chair of the Board of Directors of Catholic Health East and a member of the board of the Development Credit Fund. He has also served on the boards of the Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lincoln University. Bradford was also a member of the Petrochemical Committee of the National Petroleum Refiners Association. He has also received several awards including the Award for Excellence in Market Development from Sales and Marketing Management magazine. In 2006, Bradford received the Wilbur Parker Distinguished Alumni Award from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.

Bradford resides in Villanova, Pennsylvania with his family.

Bradford was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on December 20, 2006.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Earle Bradford, Jr.'s interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Earle Bradford, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his mother's family background, pt. 3
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Earle Bradford, Jr. lists his mother's siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about his mother's childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his father's background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his parents' move to New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers the 9th Ward of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about the reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his childhood pastimes
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about the culture of New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers his early influences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his schooling
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers applying to college
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls his early aspirations to a career in business
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about his U.S. Army deferment
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about his experiences of racial discrimination
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls his decision to attend Cornell University's Graduate School of Business and Public Administration
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about his marriage
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Earle Bradford Jr. describes his experiences at Cornell University's Graduate School of Business and Public Administration
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls his decision to pursue a degree in business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls joining the Shell Oil Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers the Vietnam War
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about the early affirmative action policies
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his career at the Shell Oil Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls joining Johnson and Johnson Products
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls the dress code at Johnson and Johnson Products
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers his move to Niagara Falls, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls joining the Consolidated Aluminum Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls the National Urban League's executive exchange program
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his career with the Consolidated Aluminum Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his early career at the ARCO Chemical Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about his mentors
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers working with Harold A. Sorgenti
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his international career at the ARCO Chemical Company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Earle Bradford, Jr. recalls his interim directorship of The Barnes Foundation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his role at the New Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his work for the Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his plans for the Community Council for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes his hopes for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about his sons
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Earle Bradford, Jr. reflects upon his life and how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Earle Bradford, Jr. shares the lessons he imparted to his sons
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Earle Bradford, Jr. remembers integrating the Philadelphia Country Club
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Earle Bradford, Jr. describes the Philadelphia Country Club
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Earle Bradford, Jr. talks about his awards
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Earle Bradford, Jr. narrates his photographs