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Jon "Jack" Marshall Bridgman

Jon "Jack" Marshall Bridgman, professor emeritus of History at the University of Washington died peacefully on March 9, 2015. He was born July 10, 1930 in South Dakota to Lloyd and Faye Bridgman. The family eventually moved to San Francisco where he lived with his parents and older brother Richard and younger brother Joel.

He attended Stanford University receiving a BA in History. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy, serving as chief gunnery officer onboard the USS O'Brien, a Alan A. Sumner class destroyer. He served for three years and then went back to Stanford where he received his doctorate in 1961. He taught at the University of Washington from 1962 until February 3, 2015, when he gave his last lecture to the Past and Present Society, an informal group of former students who shared his enthusiasm for history. Professor Bridgman made many close friends during his life who will miss him greatly. None more so that Lori Anthony with whom he shared a love of movies and enjoyed dinner together nearly every night for the past 25 years.

He is survived by his sons, Geoffrey and Jonathan, their wives, Patty and Jeannie, and his grandchildren Justin, Delaney, and Ruthie. He is also survived by extended family in South Dakota, California and Colorado. His parents Lloyd and Faye and his brothers Richard and Joel preceded him in death.

In keeping with his wishes, the family will not be holding a memorial service. Remembrances in the form of donations to one of his favorite charities, SmileTrain.Org<http://SmileTrain.Org>, are encouraged. SmileTrain.Org is dedicated to changing the lives of children throughout the world who suffer from cleft lips through simple, inexpensive, and truly life changing surgery.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Apr. 26, 2015
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