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Theodore August Bruinsma was business executive. Bar: New York bar 1949, United States District Court 1949, Georgia bar 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1980. Recipient award Freedoms Foundation, 1978.


Bruinsma, Theodore August was born on August 3, 1921 in Prospect Park, New Jersey, United States. Son of Theodore and Ella (Ullman) Bruinsma.


Bachelor, Washington and Lee University, 1941. Iowa, Business School,, Harvard University, 1943. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1948.


Attorney, Whitman Ransom & Coulson, New York City, 1948-1956;vice president, general counsel, McCall Corporation, New York City, 1956-1958;president, Systematics, Inc., New York City, 1958-1961;president, Lear Jet, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, 1966-1967;also director. President, Harvest Industries, Inc., Los Angeles, 1969-1978;also director. Executive vice president, Capital for Technology Industries, Santa Monica, California, 1963-1965;also director.

Executive vice president, Packard Bell Electric, Los Angeles, 1965-1966;Councilman, Glen Rock, New Jersey, 1956-1960;dean, Law School, Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1979-1981;president, Los Angeles Chamber of C., 1983-1984;president, University Ventures, Los Angeles, 1984-1990;retired. State chairman Job Training Council, State of California, 1982-1985, member Industry/Education Council, 1983-1986, member California Economics Development Task Force, 1983-1986. Governor's appointment secretary, 1984.

Member Los Angeles County Economy and Efficiency Commission, 1985-1988. Visiting scholar Claremont (California) Graduate School,1991-1993.


  • Bar: New York bar 1949, United States District Court 1949, Georgia bar 1953, Supreme Court of the United States Court bar 1980.


Member Los Angeles Republican Control Committee. Board directors San Pedro (California) Young Men’s Christian Association, 1964-1966, American Education League, 1979-1982, San Pedro Hospital, 1987-1991. Trustee Boy Scouts American, San Pedro, 1965-1966.

California chairman Assembly Republican Political Action Committee, 1978. Founder Los Angeles Political Affairs Council, 1977, Republican candidate for United States Senate, 1982. Trustee California State University, 1986-1989.

Servedto Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1946, 50-51, PTO. Member Copyright Society United States of America (original trustee 1949-1956). M C.


Married Edith Moog, July 16, 1943. Children– Tim Charles, Lynn Ellen, Dayle.

Theodore Bruinsma

Ella (Ullman) Bruinsma

Edith Moog

Tim Charles Bruinsma

Lynn Ellen Bruinsma

Dayle Bruinsma