American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Bennet Bronson, 1887-1950

  • In Memoriam
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  • Publication Year: 1951



Bennet Bronson, a member of the American Alpine Club since 1931, died in Waterbury, Connecticut, on 23 November 1950. A graduate of the Taft School and of Yale (1909), he was with the Oakville Company, which manufacturers metal goods, from 1909 until 1923, except for the period of his service in the Army during the First World War. In 1923 he joined the Scovill Manufacturing Company, of which he was vice-president and director at the time of his death. Among other positions which he held was the chairmanship of the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Council. Between 1924 and 1939 he made a number of winter ascents in the White Mountains and the Adirondacks, and in 1927 and 1930 he climbed around Arolla and in the Oberland. He leaves his wife, the former Eleanor Lindley; a son, the Rev. David B. Bronson; and a daughter, Mrs. Edith de Chadenedes.

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