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William Roland Bruce, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1959, Tennessee 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1964. Named Tennessee Outstanding Young Man, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1969, Conservationist of Year, Tennessee Conservation League, 1972.

Background

Bruce, William Roland was born on July 13, 1935 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of William Roland Senior and Elizabeth (Jack) Bruce.

Education

Bachelor, University of Virginia, 1956;Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1959.

Career

Worked at Stokes & Bartholomew, P.A. (Nashville, Tennessee) specializing in Government Relations, Legislation, Financial Institutions, Insurance, Healthcare, Real Estate Development and Finance. Admitted to the bar, 1959, Virginia. 1960, Tennessee; 1964, United States.

Supreme Court.

Author: "Professional Responsibilities of Lobbyists," 23 University of Memphis Law Review, Spring 1993. Fellow: American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Nashville Bar Foundation and American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Member: Tennessee House of Representatives, 1966-1968.

Tennessee State Senate, 1968-1972. Democratic Majority Leader, 1969-1970. Chairman, Senate Committee on Calendar and Rules, 1971-1972.

Commissioner, Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1994-1995. Legislative Counsel: Alliance of American Insurers, 1993—. Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, 1993—.

Tennessee Land Title Association, 1982—. Printing Industry Association of the South, 1984—. Lecturer, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1972-1979.

Co-Chairman, Housing and Development Reporter Seminar on Housing Bonds, 1986. Chairman, The Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of The City of Memphis, 1984-1987. Member: Nashville, Memphis, Tennessee and American Bar Associations.

Military: Captain, United States. Army Reserve, 1957-1968.

Membership

Member: Tennessee House of Representatives, 1966-1968. Tennessee State Senate, 1968-1972. Democratic Majority Leader, 1969-1970.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Calendar and Rules, 1971-1972. Commissioner, Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, 1994-1995. Legislative Counsel: Alliance of American Insurers, 1993—.

Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, 1993—. Tennessee Land Title Association, 1982—. Printing Industry Association of the South, 1984—.

Lecturer, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1972-1979. Co-Chairman, Housing and Development Reporter Seminar on Housing Bonds, 1986. Chairman, The Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of The City of Memphis, 1984-1987.

Member: Nashville, Memphis, Tennessee and American Bar Associations. Military: Captain, United States. Army Reserve, 1957-1968.

Fellow: American Bar Foundation, Tennessee Bar Foundation, Nashville Bar Foundation and American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: sailing.

Connections

Married Katherine Martin, September 1, 1956 (divorced April 1980). Married Rita Kay Glisson, January 3, 1981. Children: Kate, William, Elizabeth, Margaret, Andrew, Alexander.