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Insurance executive

William Rankin Bruce, American insurance executive. Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945. Member National Association Managing General Agents (president 1966), Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C., Columbia Ball Society (president 1963) Clubs: Forest Lake (president 1967-1968), Palmetto, Summit.

Background

Bruce, William Rankin was born on October 18, 1915 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Joy and Anna (Rankin) Bruce.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Commerce, University South Carolina, 1937.

Career

With Seibels Bruce & Company, Columbia, 1937-1986, vice president, 1958-1966, president, 1966-1982, chairman, 1982-1986, also director. Chairman, director South Carolina Insurance Company. President, director Consolidated American Insurance Company, Catawba Insurance Company, Argus Life Insurance Company, American Agency Inc., Louisville, Premium Service Corporation, Columbia, Investors National Insurance Company, since 1966, Kentucky Insurance Company, Louisville, Seibels, Bruce Policy Management Systems Ltd., Toronto, South Carolina Federal Savings and Loan Association, Columbia, First Service Corporation South Carolina, Service Mortgage corporation, South Carolina Electric & Gas Company.

Chairman, director Gay and Taylor, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Membership

Served to lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1941-1945. Member National Association Managing General Agents (president 1966), Columbia Chamber of Commerce of C., Columbia Ball Society (president 1963) Clubs: Forest Lake (president 1967-1968), Palmetto, Summit.

Connections

Married Jane Parsley Emerson, January 12, 1946. Children: William Rankin, Jane Emerson, Charles Joy.

father:
Charles Joy Bruce

mother:
Anna (Rankin) Bruce

spouse:
Jane Parsley Emerson

child:
Jane Emerson Bruce

child:
William Rankin Bruce

child:
Charles Joy Bruce