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Bruce Carter Embrey

Bruce Carter Embrey, American judge. Bar: Indiana 1976, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1976. Recipient Robert J. Kinsey award, 1985, Sagamore of the Wabash award Governor of Indiana, 1985, Friend of Children award IARCA, 1996, 98, Max Simon Leadership award, 2000; named Citizen of Year, Peru Daily Tribune, 1983.


  • Embrey, Bruce Carter was born on July 5, 1943 in Riverdale, Maryland, United States. Son of H. Eugene and Hazel (Carter) Cook.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1972. Juris Doctor, Indiana University, 1976. Certified, National Judicial College, Reno, 1979.

      Certified, Indiana Judicial College, 1981.


    • Research director Indiana Judicial Study Commission, Indianapolis, 1974-1976. Judge Miami County Court, Peru, Indiana, 1976-1977, Miami Superior Court, Peru, 1977-1986, Miami Circuit Court, Peru, since 1987. Director Indiana Judicial Conference, Indianapolis, 1983—1992, judicial education committee, since 1992, chairman, since 2001.

      Member faculty Annual Indiana Trial Advocacy Programs. Teacher juvenile law to probation officers.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Indiana 1976, United States District Court (southern district) Indiana 1976.


    • Author: Official Commentary to the Indiana Support Guidelines, 1989.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    President Indiana Juvenile Justice Task Force, Indianapolis, 1980—1983, Circus City Festival, Peru, 1982—1986, 1995—1998. Ringmaster Peru Amateur Circus, since 1981. President Miami County United Way, 1982—1984.

    Board directors Leadership Miami County, since 2001. Fellow Indiana Bar Foundation. Member Indiana Bar Association, Miami County Bar Association, Indiana Council Juvenile and Family Judges (president 1994-1996), Indiana Judges Association (board managers since 1988, Community Relations award 1990), Rotary International(past Perce club since 2002).


    • Married Cheryl Ann Pierce, July 20, 1968. Children: Brent Carter, Shannon Leigh, Reid Joseph.
    • father: H. Eugene Cook
    • mother: Hazel (Carter) Cook
    • spouse: Cheryl Ann Pierce
    • children: Brent Carter Embrey
    • Shannon Leigh Embrey
    • Reid Joseph Embrey
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    Born July 5, 1943
    (age 74)