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Samuel Bruce Black

insurance company executive

Samuel Bruce Black, American insurance company executive. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member National Association Mutual Casualty Companies (ex-president.


Black, Samuel Bruce was born on March 8, 1892 in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Robert B. and Margaret (Scott) Black.


Student Ripon (Wisconsin) College, 1908-1910. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Wisconsin, 1913. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Maine, 1949.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Tufts U., 1957.


Assistant statistician, Industrial communications of Wisconsin, 1913-1915. Actuary American Mutual Liability Insurance Company, 1915-1917. Treasurer Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 1917-1919, vice-president and actuary, 1919-1922, vice-president and general manager, 1923-1924, president, 1924-1956, Chairman of the Board 1956-1962, honorary chairman, 1962-1966, vice president, treasurer Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 1923-1924, vice president, general manager, 1925-1941, president, 1942-1957, Chairman of the Board, 1957-1962, honorary chairman, 1962-1966.

Director Executive Committee Boston Manufacturers Mutual Fire Insurance Company. Director Mutual Boiler Insurance Company Trustee National Safety Council, Eastern States Exposition, Northeastern University, Ripon College. Board directors Medical Foundation, Inc.

Honorary chairman emeritus National Planning Council Colleges Universities.


Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Association Mutual Casualty Companies (ex-president. Clubs: Algonquin, Commercial, Brae Burn Country.


Married Adele Bergner, 1917. Children: Robert Bruce, Wallace Gordon, Donald Thomas.

Robert B. Black

Margaret (Scott) Black

Adele Bergner

Robert Bruce Black

Wallace Gordon Black

Donald Thomas Black