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Robert Watson Bruce

telephone company executive.

Robert Watson Bruce, American telephone company executive. Member Kappa Delta Rho.


Bruce, Robert Watson was born on May 5, 1903 in Stuttgart, Arkansas, United States. Son of George C. and Edna L. (Watson) Bruce.


Student Franklin (Indiana) College, 1921-1923. Bachelor of Science, University California at Berkeley, 1926.


1 son, Richard Chandler. With Pacific Tel. & Tel. Company, from 1926, successively residential salesman, manager offices in San Francisco, San Rafael, Bakersfield and Reno, div. commercial manager, Sacramento, assistant vice president California operations, 1926-1958, vice president, 1958-1959, assistant vice president of company, from 1959.

Chairman communications service Nevada Civil Defense, 1946-1952. Communications advisory board California Disaster Organisation, 1954-1960. Advising committee California Taxpayers Association, 1955-1960.

Past board directors Bakersfield and Reno Young Men’s Christian Association’s. President Reno Young Men’s Christian Association, 1951. Vice president S.W. area council Young Men’s Christian Association, 1952.

Board directors Nevada region Boy Scouts American, 1948-1952.


Member Kappa Delta Rho. Clubs: Press and Union League, Commonwealth.


Married Ruth W. Anshutz, June 22, 1929.

George C. Bruce

Edna L. (Watson) Bruce

Ruth W. Anshutz