|United States Ambassador to Belgium|
|President||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Maynard W. Glitman|
|Succeeded by||Alan Blinken|
February 24, 1927 |
New York, New York 
Early life and education
Gelb's father, Lawrence M. Gelb, founded Clairol in 1931. Gelb attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. In 1941, at the academy, Gelb met George H. W. Bush. After service in the military, Gelb received a B.A. from Yale in 1950 and an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1953.
- Director of the United States Information Agency (George H.W. Bush) from 1989-1991
- Ambassador to Belgium (George H. W. Bush) from 1991-1993
- Commissioner for the United Nations, Consular Corps and International Business (Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani) from 1994-1997
- Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (George W. Bush) 2003-2006
He is also currently a Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club; a Life Trustee of Choate Rosemary Hall; a Board member of the United Nations Development Corporation; a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Council on Science and Health; Honorary Chairman and a Regent of the Center for Security Policy; and a member of the Advisory Board of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.
- "Members Bruce S. Gelb." Council of American Ambassadors. Web. 12 Dec. 2010.
- Bruce Gelb: telling 'The American Story.' Broadcasting, Oct 29, 1990 v119 n18 p87(1)
- "Bruce Gelb: Executive Profile & Biography - BusinessWeek." Investing & Stock Research by Company and Industry - BusinessWeek. Web. 12 Dec. 2010. <http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=13396744&privcapId=79756223&previousCapId=30852349&previousTitle=Bizworld Foundation>