Jean Bradford, a retired Goucher College psychology professor who was a co-founder of the college's women's studies and peace studies programs, died of complications from leukemia Dec. 28 at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Cross Keys resident was 81.
Born in Minneapolis, she was the daughter of William Curran, a welder, and Fannie Barach, a bookkeeper. She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota, from which she also received a doctorate in clinical child psychology.
She initially wanted to be a concert pianist and studied with a former director of La Scala in Milan. She also sang Irish ballads and workers' songs alongside her father.
In 1951, as a high...