In 1875, Robert Bridges enrolled at the prestigious Princeton University. From a young age it was noted that games of the mind were young Bridges' forte, the pursuit of genius was more likely in Robert Bridges' future. Few men, like Robert Bridges, had the opportunity to see through an insider's perspective the policies of a United States President who was Woodrow Wilson his classmate at Princeton University. In 1887, Bridges accepted a call to become assistant editor of Scibner's Magazine in New York City. Bridges had worked for the start up magazine called Life Magazine and had done an excellent job to get it to it's prominence in America. Bridges lived at the University Club of New York City. The most important literary magazine in the United States was Scribner's Magazine. Bridges quickly moved up the ranks at Scribner's and was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Scribner's Magazine by 1914. In 1930, Robert Bridges retired from active editorship at Charles Scribner's Sons and moved back to his boyhood home in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. In 1941, he died in his home having given his life to the development of the American intellectual elite culture.

James Breathed Biography

Testimonials

2017-03-14, 16:28
Bill Browning, Special Events Coordinator/Media Contact, Barrington Hall

David gave a very clear and informative presentation that was also engaging. Unfortunately we only had an audience of fourteen but everyone, as far as I could tell (I usually watch audience reaction) stayed engaged throughout the evening. David’s lecture seemed to flow easily and he presented well. In addition the presentation lasted approximately an hour, just right for our venue, and he answered a number of questions after the presentation without hesitation and knowledgably. The fact that there were a fair amount of questions from a small audience speaks well, I believe, of his presentation. We have a fairly well educated attendance base. Meaning when our guests are bored with a presentation they usually do not have many questions if any. Overall I think the presentation went well.

Screening the DVD interviews before his presentation began was fun. Thank you for setting this up. I greatly appreciate it.

Regards,

Bill Browning