George A. Bruce

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George Anson Bruce
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President of the Massachusetts Senate[1]
In office
1884[1] – 1884[1]
Preceded byGeorge G. Crocker
Succeeded byAlbert E. Pillsbury
Member of the
Massachusetts Senate[1]
First Middlesex District[2]
In office
1882[1] – 1884[1]
Preceded byElisha S. Converse[2]
Succeeded byEliazer Boynton[2]
Fourth Mayor of
Somerville, Massachusetts[3]
In office
January 1878[3] – January 1881[4]
Preceded byAustin Belknap[3]
Succeeded byJohn A. Cummings[4]
Member of the
Somerville, Massachusetts
Board of Aldermen[5]
Ward 2[5]
In office
January 1876[1][5] – January 1877[1][5]
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives[1]
In office
1866[1] – 1866[1]
Personal details
BornNovember 19, 1839[1]
Mont Vernon, New Hampshire[1]
Died1929[6]
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican[1]
Spouse(s)Clara M. Hall
ChildrenClara Augusta Hall, born November 19, 1882.
Alma materDartmouth, class of 1861[1]
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
Union[1]
Branch/serviceUnion Army[1]
Years of serviceAugust 1862[7]-July 3, 1865[1]
RankPrivate, First Lieutenant, 1862 ;[1] Major, (1864);[8] Lieutenant Colonel, (1865).[8]
UnitThirteenth New Hampshire Volunteers[1]
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War
*Richmond-Petersburg Campaign[8]
*Capture of Fort Richmond at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm[8]

George Anson Bruce (November 19, 1839 – 1929) was a Massachusetts politician who served as a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, on the Board of Aldermen and as the fourth Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts; and as a member, and President of, the Massachusetts Senate.[1]

Early life[edit]

Bruce was born to Nathaniel and Lucy (Butterfield) Bruce[7] in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire[1] on November 19, 1839.[1]

Family[edit]

Bruce married Clara M. Hall of Groton, Massachusetts, they had one daughter, Clara Augusta, who was born November 19, 1882.[7]

Writings[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: a Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 468.
  2. ^ a b c City of Somerville, Massachusetts (1901), Municipal Manual of the City of Somerville, Massachusetts: published in the Year 1901, Somerville, MA: City of Somerville, Massachusetts, p. 184.
  3. ^ a b c City of Somerville, Massachusetts (1901), Municipal Manual of the City of Somerville, Massachusetts: published in the Year 1901, Somerville, MA: City of Somerville, Massachusetts, p. 192.
  4. ^ a b City of Somerville, Massachusetts (1901), Municipal Manual of the City of Somerville, Massachusetts: published in the Year 1901, Somerville, MA: City of Somerville, Massachusetts, p. 194.
  5. ^ a b c d City of Somerville, Massachusetts (1901), Municipal Manual of the City of Somerville, Massachusetts: published in the Year 1901, Somerville, MA: City of Somerville, Massachusetts, p. 191.
  6. ^ New York Times (February 1, 1929), GEORGE A. BRUCE, 89, DEAD; Former Lawyer in Boston Was Officer in Civil War., New York, NY: The New York Times Co., p. 18.
  7. ^ a b c Smith, Charles James (1907), History of the town of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, Boston, MA: Blanchard Printing Co., p. 288.
  8. ^ a b c d Rand, John Clark (1890), One of a Thousand: a Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men, Boston, MA: First National Publishing Company, p. 85.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Austin Belknap
4th Mayor of
Somerville, Massachusetts

January 1878-1880
Succeeded by
John A. Cummings
Preceded by
George G. Crocker
President of the Massachusetts Senate
1884—1884
Succeeded by
Albert E. Pillsbury