A short biography of C.A. Bridges, III (bom Sept. 17, 1941, San Diego, California, USA; deceased Jan. 21, 1995, Champaign, Illinois, USA; amateur odonatologist and lepidopterist, staff member at the Computer-based Education Research Laboratory, University of Illinois, Champaign) and a brief description of his entomological work are followed by an odonatological bibliography. On January 21, 1995, CHARLES A. BRIDGES, III, died at his office in Champaign, Illinois. He had been employed as a computer specialist at the Computer-based Education Research Laboratory (CERL), University of Illinois, since 1980. Although Charles had no formal training in taxonomy or entomology he was highly respected by professional entomologists who knew of his endeavors.