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us: Bruce, William Cabell, 1860-1946

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1860-03-12
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1946-05-09
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Charlotte County (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Ruxton (Md.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Maryland (1812-1920)
        • Affiliation End: 1882
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        • Organization: (naf) Maryland. General Assembly. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1894
        • Affiliation End: 1896
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1923
        • Affiliation End: 1929
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        • Organization: (naf) Democratic Party (U.S.)
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        (lcsh) Legislators
          (lcsh) Lawyers
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        • found: nuc89-12545: His Benjamin Franklin, self-revealed [MI] 1923 (hdg. on CtY rept.: Bruce, William Cabell, 1860- )
        • found: LC data base, 12-29-89 (hdg.: Bruce, William Cabell, 1860-1946; usage: William Cabell Bruce)
        • found: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website, viewed September 14, 2015 (Bruce, William Cabell, a Senator from Maryland; born in Staunton Hill, Charlotte County, Va., March 12, 1860; received an academic education at Norwood High School and College, Nelson County, Va.; attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville; graduated from the University of Maryland Law School at Baltimore in 1882; admitted to the Maryland bar the same year and commenced practice in Baltimore, Md.; lawyer and writer; received the Pulitzer Prize in 1917 for his biography of Benjamin Franklin; member, State senate 1894-1896, serving as president in 1896; head of the city law department of Baltimore 1903-1908; member, Baltimore Charter Commission 1910; general counsel to the Public Service Commission of Maryland 1910-1922, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator in 1916; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore until 1937, when he retired; died in Ruxton, Baltimore County, Md., May 9, 1946; interment in St. Thomas' Episcopal Church Cemetery, Garrison, Md.)
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