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Lawyer

Louis Rooks Bruce, American lawyer. Recipient Freedom's Foundation award, 1949, Liberty Bell award Otsego County (New York ) Bar Association, 1970.

Background

Bruce, Louis Rooks was born on December 30, 1906 in Onondaga Indian Reservation. Son of Louis R. and Nellie (Rooks) Bruce.

Education

Bachelor, Syracue University, 1930.

Career

Owner, operator dairy farm, Richfield Springs, New York, 1930-1934. New York state director Indian projects NYA, 1935-1942. Education and youth director Dairymen's League Cooperative Association, 1946-1955.

Vice president Compton Advertising, New York City, 1955-1959. With Federal Housing Administration, aslo New York State Housing Authority, 1959-1969. Commissioner Indian Affairs, Washignton, 1969-1989.

Past board directors Yale Broadcasting Company. Founder, past executive director National Congress Indian Affairs. Founder, past board directors Arrow, Inc.

Religion

The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. It is not something that people have to do to create a relationship with God. God has already made it possible.

Politics

The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

Views

Christians with different interpretations of the Bible should be engaged in discussions about the ways the Bible can be applied to major world issues.

Membership

Member Association American Indian Affairs, Indian Council Five (Achievement award), New York state Village Indian Associations, Mid Eastern Cooperatives, Farm Bureau Federation, National Grange, Syracuse University Alumni Association (Achievement award 1970), Rotary, Masons, Zeta Psi (president 1962-1964), Sigma Delta Chi.

Connections

Married Anna Jennings Wikoff, November 19, 1930. Children: Charles Wikoff, Katherine (Mistress William H. Huxtable), Donald Kenneth.

father:
Louis R. Bruce

mother:
Nellie (Rooks) Bruce

spouse:
Anna Jennings Wikoff

child:
Charles Wikoff Bruce

child:
Katherine Bruce (Mistress William H. Huxtable)

child:
Donald Kenneth Bruce