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Bruce Jerome Terris, American Lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1957, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1960. Recipient Conservation Law award National Wildlife Federation, Washington, 1981; honorary fellow, commencement speaker University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1977.


Terris, Bruce Jerome was born on August 3, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Charles Z. and Ruth (Singer) Terris.


AB summa cum laude, Harvard University, 1954;Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1957;postgraduate, Georgetown University, 1957-1959.


Attorney, Internal Security division Department Justice, Washington, 1957-1958;assistant to solicitor general, Solicitor General' General’ s Office, Department Justice, Washington, 1958-1965;co-chairman National Conference Law and Poverty, Office Economics Opportunity, Washington, 1965;assistant director, National Crime Commission, Washington, 1965-1967;consultant, Community Relations Svc., Washington, 1967;assistant to vice president, Vice President' General’ s Office, Washington, 1967-1968;visiting professor law, Catholic U. American, Washington, 1967-1968;senior attorney, Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, 1969-1970;partner, Terris, Pravlik & Wagner, Washington, since 1970.


Chairman District of Columbia Democratic Center Committee, Washington, 1968-1972. Board directors District of Columbia Home Rule Committee, 1968-1974. Secretary District of Columbia Development Corporation, 1974-1977.

Board directors Council for Public Interest Law, 1976-1981.


Married Shirley DuVal, August 1958 (deceased 1976). Married Sally S. Gillespie, September 10, 1977. Children: Sally Phillips, Elizabeth, Jessica Kehimkar, Robert.