Walter Horace BrufordWalter Horace Bruford, FBA (14 July 1894 – 28 June 1988) was a British scholar of German literature.
Walter Horace Bruford was born in Manchester in 1894. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and then at St. John's College, Cambridge and the University of Zurich. During World War I he served with the Royal Navy cryptographic intelligence division in Room 40 at the Admiralty. After the war he conducted research Zurich, became a Lecturer in German at Aberdeen University in 1920, and then a Reader at Aberdeen in 1923. Bruford was then appointed Professor of German at the University of Edinburgh in 1929. He was seconded to the Foreign Office during World War II, 1939–1943, to work at Bletchley Park. From 1951 he was Schröder Professor of German at the University of Cambridge until 1961.
His elder daughter was the British potter Joan Brown.
He lived at Abbey St. Bathans, Duns, Berwickshire. Professor Walter Horace Bruford died in 1988. Provided by Wikipedia