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  Bruce, William C.
NameWilliam C. Bruce
Ruxton, Maryland , United States
Born March 12, 1860
DiedMay 09, 1946 (86 years)
ContributorU Ole Polecat
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Aug 28, 2015 03:01am
Inforeceived an academic education at Norwood High School and College, Nelson County, Va.; attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; was graduated from the University of Maryland Law School at Baltimore in 1882; was admitted to the Maryland bar the same year and commenced practice in Baltimore, Md.; lawyer and writer; received the Pulitzer Prize in 1917 for his biography of Benjamin Franklin; member, State senate 1894-1896, serving as president in 1896; head of the city law department of Baltimore 1903-1908; member, Baltimore Charter Commission 1910; general counsel to the Public Service Commission of Maryland 1910-1922, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1916; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore until 1937, when he retired.


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Son James Bruce 1892-1980
Son David K. E. Bruce 1898-1977

  11/06/1928 MD US Senate Lost 45.24% (-8.81%)
  05/07/1928 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 88.75% (+77.51%)
  11/07/1922 MD US Senate Won 52.61% (+6.98%)
  09/11/1922 MD US Senate - D Primary Won 48.15% (+17.58%)
  05/01/1916 MD US Senate - D Primary Lost 10.33% (-34.01%)
MD US President - Nov 03, 1936 R Alfred M. Landon