University professor of speech. Born– June 2, 1926, Birmingham. Parents– Adelbert and Odie (Self) Bradley. Married– Jeanne Moore, December 4, 1948. Children– Two. Education– Birmingham Southern College, A.B., 1950; University of Alabama, M.A., 1951; Florida State University, Ph.D., 1955.  U.S.Navy, WWII. Taught at the University of Richmond, 1955-67;  at the University of North Carolina, 1967-73; professor and head of the speech department at Auburn University, 1973-1989. Contributed articles to many professional journals in speech communications. Member International Communication Association, Speech Communication Association of America, American Forensic Association, Southern Speech Communication Association, Alabama Speech Communication and Theatre Association. Awarded emeritus status on his retirement at Auburn in 1989. A scholarship was established in the Auburn University College of Liberal Arts in honor of Bert and Jeanne Bradley, and the Bert E. Bradley Award was created in 1990 to recognize students in speech communication who excel in scholarship, service, and teaching.  Died June 5, 2006.


Contemporary Authors online.


Fundamentals of Speech Communication. Dubuque, Iowa; W. C. Brown, 1974.

Speech Performance. Dubuque, Iowa; W. C. Brown, 1967.


James H. McBath, editor, Argumentation and Debate, Holt, 1963.

Russell R. Windes and Arthur Kruger, editors, Championship Debating, vol. II, Walch, 1967.

Waldo W. Braden, editor, Oratory in the Old South, LSU Press, 1970.