Donald C. Bruce
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 11th district
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1965
|Preceded by||Joseph W. Barr|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Jacobs Jr.|
|Born||April 27, 1921|
|Died||August 31, 1969 (aged 48)|
Round Hill, Virginia
|Alma mater||Muskingum College|
Born in Troutville, Pennsylvania, Bruce graduated from high school in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio. He was employed in the radio broadcasting industry for twenty years, serving as program director, business manager, and general manager. In 1960 he was elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from Indiana, serving two terms before being defeated in the 1964 senatorial primary.
Following the landslide defeat of U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in the November presidential election, Bruce joined with other conservatives to discuss responses to the seeming liberal triumph represented by Lyndon Johnson's reelection. This led to a subsequent meeting in December at which the nascent organization was named the American Conservative Union. Bruce was elected as the ACU's first chairman, a position he held until October of the following year. He also established Bruce Enterprises, a management and political consulting firm.
- "Donald C. Bruce Finding Aid" (PDF). Indiana State Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Division. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
- The New York Times; New York, N.Y.; September 2, 1969. "Obituaries: Donald C. Bruce, 48, Ex-Representative" (Associated Press).
- Donald C. Bruce Finding Aid. Indiana State Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts Division. 2015-07-31. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
- United States Congress. "Donald C. Bruce (id: B000969)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- "The American Conservative Union: A History". Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-09-24.
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Joseph W. Barr
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 11th congressional district
Andrew Jacobs, Jr.