Reporter, free-lance writer. Born– March 30, 1919, in Atlanta, Ga. (moved to Birmingham at the age of three with her family).  Parents– John and Floy (Jarrett) Bradford. Married– John Robert Greer, Sr., December 23, 1936.  Children–three. Education– diploma, Newspaper Institute of America, 1952.  Reporter for Mobile Register, 1954-1955, 1962-1965.  Wrote stories and articles for national magazines and newspapers. Awarded first prize by American Laundry Manufacturers, 1962; the Douglas L. Cannon Medical Reporting Award, 1965. Member of the board of Mobile Mental Health Center, American Pen Women, Octavia LeVert Toastmistress Club. Died February 8, 2008.


Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, 1975; Who’s Who in Alabama, Vol. 3; finding aid to Virginia Bradford papers, University of South Alabama website.


Emergency; the True Story of a Woman’s Faith and Service as an Emergency Room Volunteer. Chappaqua, N.Y.; Christian Herald House, 1977.

Give Them Their Dignity. Richmond, Va.; John Knox Press, 1963.

The Glory Woods; a Hymn of Healing. Chappaqua, N.Y.; Christian Herald House, 1976.

Mobile, Talk about A Town! Attic Salt Press, 1985.


The papers of Virginia Bradford Greer are held by the library at the University of South Alabama.