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Howard Bruce


Howard Bruce, industrialist. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, 1945. Deputy administrator ECA, Washington, 1948-1949; member Business Advisory Council. Trustee Johns Hopkins University.


Bruce, Howard was born on August 31, 1879 in in Richmond, Virginia, on. Son of Albert C. and Mary (Howard) Bruce.


Preparatory education, Maguire’s School, Richmond. C.E., Virginia Military Institute, 1897.


Successively cadet engineer East River Gas Company, assistant superintendent. Assistant superintendent New Amsterdam (Indiana) Gas Company. Assistant engineer Consolidated Gas Company of New York.

Engineer of construction, same and affiliated companies, 1902-1907. General manager Bartlett, Hayward & Company, 1907-1909. Vice-president and general manager The Bartlett Hayward Company, 1909-1917, president and general manager, 1917-1928, Chairman of the Board, 1928-1933.

Chairman of the board of the Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Director, chairman of the executive committee B. & O. Railroad Company, Worthington Corporation, New York. Director Maryland. Casualty Company, Baltimore National Bank, Martin Company Director Materiel, A.S.F., War Department, 1944-1945.


Clubs: Maryland, Elkridge, Elkridge-Hartford Hunt, Inc. (Baltimore).


Married Mary Graham Bowdoin, October 26, 1912. Children: Mary Howard, Julia Morris, Rosalie Calvert.

Albert C. Bruce

Mary (Howard) Bruce

Mary Graham Bowdoin

Mary Howard Bruce

Julia Morris Bruce

Rosalie Calvert Bruce