In 1875, Robert Bridges enrolled at the prestigious Princeton University. From a young age it was noted that games of the mind were young Bridges' forte, the pursuit of genius was more likely in Robert Bridges' future. Few men, like Robert Bridges, had the opportunity to see through an insider's perspective the policies of a United States President who was Woodrow Wilson his classmate at Princeton University. In 1887, Bridges accepted a call to become assistant editor of Scibner's Magazine in New York City. Bridges had worked for the start up magazine called Life Magazine and had done an excellent job to get it to it's prominence in America. Bridges lived at the University Club of New York City. The most important literary magazine in the United States was Scribner's Magazine. Bridges quickly moved up the ranks at Scribner's and was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Scribner's Magazine by 1914. In 1930, Robert Bridges retired from active editorship at Charles Scribner's Sons and moved back to his boyhood home in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. In 1941, he died in his home having given his life to the development of the American intellectual elite culture.