Floyd H. Bragg


Steve Goodman

The Rutgers community remembers Floyd H. Bragg RC’36, loyal Rutgers alumnus and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Born on October 25, 1915, in Newark, New Jersey, Bragg went on to become an esteemed business leader, educator, community leader, fundraiser, and philanthropist. He passed away on August 22, 2014. 

A member of the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni and a Loyal Son of Rutgers, Bragg also received from Rutgers an honorary doctor of law degree, the Rutgers Medal, the Douglass Medal, and the first Walter H. Seward Rutgers for Life Award. His leadership roles included president of the Rutgers Alumni Association, class president, correspondent to Rutgers Magazine, a member of all three governing bodies, chair of the Board of Governors, chair of the Board of Overseers of the Rutgers University Foundation, and an active trustee emeritus and overseer emeritus. He was an active member of the advisory board of the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences for 20 years and chaired the first major universitywide capital campaign for Rutgers. With his wife, he funded the Helen and Floyd Bragg Endowed Scholarship Fund at Rutgers, which will continue to support the education of a men’s football and women’s basketball scholarship athlete each year.

Floyd was a World War II veteran and a long-time employee of the Prudential Insurance Company of America. He was a devoted husband of 71 years to his wife, Helen, and a beloved father and grandfather. He was an active member of his church and served his local and statewide community throughout his life. His enduring dedication to his family, community, and alma mater will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of his company over the years. Read Richard L. McCormick's tribute to Floyd Bragg.