James Stanford “Stan” Bradshaw was born on December 6, 1921 in Campbell, Missouri, the son of Clarence and Stella (Cashdallar) Bradshaw. .He married Joan A. Rouquette on December 18, 1953. Together they had three daughters, Nancy Hemmington, Gillian Bradshaw (1956-), a popular author, and Laura Vickers, and a son, Alan Bradshaw.
Bradshaw earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1969. He wrote many articles that were published and three books.
In 1969, Bradshaw was hired as a professor of Journalism at Central Michigan University (CMU). He was granted Emeritus status in 1984.
At other times in his career, Bradshaw worked as a foreign correspondent for The Associated Press covering the Cuban revolution, the funeral of Eva Peron, and trips to Latin America with then President Eisenhower and Vice-President Nixon. In the 1960s, he served as a press adviser at the Organization of American States and later for an A.I.D. program in Chile.
On August 2, 1990, Bradshaw died in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He was survived by his wife, four children, seven grand-children, a brother and two sisters. (This information is from his obituary in the Morning Sun, p. 2, August 3, 1990.)