Bradshaw, Thornton F.

Bradshaw, Thornton F. (Frederick)

(1917–88) corporate executive; born in Washington, D.C. He taught at Harvard Business School (1942–52) after earning a Ph.D. there. As an executive and finally president of Atlantic Richfield Co. (ARCO) (1956–81), he developed a national reputation as a long-range strategic corporate planner. He was the last president of RCA (Radio Corporation of America) (1981–85), restoring its profitability before superintending its sale to General Electric.