September 4, 1923, Brooklyn, New York.

March 11, 1979, Syracuse, New York.

Sunset Hill Cemetery, Clinton, New York


Bristol was educated at Hamilton College, Clinton, New York (BA); Trinity College of Music, London (organ studies); and the Institute for International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland (graduate studies). He worked in New York for the Bristol-Meyers Company (the family business) in advertising and public relations, 1948-62. From 1962-69, he served as president of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey. In 1972, the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada made him a fellow of the society.

Bristol came from the same family line as hymnist Thomas Hastings.

Bristol’s works include:

  1. Let Us Now Depart in Thy Peace
  1. Sedgwick