Bridgman, Eveleth

December 20, 2003

On December 17, 2003, EVELETH WILSON "Pete" BRIDGMAN JR., of Merritt Island, FL, and formerly of Cedar Park on the West River. The son of the late Eveleth W. Bridgman, MD, and Cushing Whitridge Williams. Mr. Bridgman was born in Baltimore on May 19, 1928. He was educated at McDonough, Johns Hopkins and Yale. He served in the Army stationed in Greenland. After returning from the service, Mr. Bridgman began working at VanSant Dugdale an advertising agency in Baltimore, where he met his first wife, Marjorie Burwell Murray. Starting as a mailroom clerk he worked his way up to become Senior Vice President of the firm, before leaving to start his own Annapolis based advertising agency, Bridgman Associates. In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman moved from Baltimore to the family farm, Cedar Park on the West River. Mr. bridgman was active in land preservation organizations and was an early president of the Chesapeake Environmental protection Agency. He fought the construction of the BG&E power lines through Southern Maryland, successfully rerouting its path to protect farmland and historic landmarks. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Bridgman married his wife of 27 years, Elaine Scott of Kent, England, together they had a son, Peter Scott Bridgman. He continued to work as a marketing consultant until his death. Mr. Bridgman enjoyed lively discussions and persistent self-education, most recently immersed in modern physics. In addition to his wife and son, Mr. Bridgman is survived by three daughters, Elizabeth B. Bush of Cortland, NY, Anne B, Franke and Sally B. Cheston of Harwood, three sons, Eveleth W. Bridgman, III of Springfield, VA, Churchill M. Bridgman of Harwood and Ray Scott of FL, a sister, Peggy Schmeltzer of Lincoln, MA, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was also the brother of the late Ruth Pagan. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in West River on Sunday at 2 P. M with a reception afterwards. Burial is private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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