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William Cabell Bruce


William Cabell Bruce, American ex-senator. awarded Pulitzer prize, as best biography of year); awarded medal as best debater of Jefferson Lit. Member Maryland Senate, 1894-1896 (president 1896); member Baltimore Charter Commission, 1910; member United States Senate, term 1923-1929.


Bruce, William Cabell was born on March 12, 1860 in Staunton Hill, Charlotte., County, Virginia, United States. Son of Charles and Sarah (Seddon) Bruce.


Norwood (Virginia) High school and College, 1875-1878). University of Virginia, 1879-1880. Bachelor of Laws, University Maryland.

Doctor of Laws, Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia. Doctor of Laws, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland., 1930.


Of Judge William A. Fisher, October 15, 1887. Children—James, David K.E.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Benjamin Franklin, Self-Revealed, 1918 (awarded Pulitzer prize, as best biography of year). Below the James, 1918. John Randolph of Roanoke 1923.Seven Great Baltimore Lawyers, 1931. Recollections, 1931


Member, Maryland Senate, 1894, President, 1896. Head of Baltimore Law Department, 1903-1908. Member, Baltimore Charter Commission, 1910.

General Counsel, Public Service communications Maryland, 1910-1922, re-appointed since 1929. Member, United States Senate, 1923-1929. Author: Benjamin Franklin, Self Revealed (two vols.), 1918.

Below the James, 1918. John Randolph of Roanoke (two vols.), 1923. Member, Maryland State Bar Association.


Married Louise E., d. Children: James, David K.E. Member.

Charles Bruce

Sarah (Seddon) Bruce

Louise E.

James Bruce

David K.E. Member Bruce