Thomas Charles Bruce
Bruce was the youngest son of the Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and his wife Elizabeth Oswald, daughter of James Townsend Oswald MP of Dunnikeire, in Fife. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge and graduated B.A. and 24th Wrangler in 1850. He became a Fellow of his College and was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1854. In 1860 he was appointed Captain-Commandant of the 32nd Middlesex Rifle Volunteers.
At the 1859 general election Bruce stood unsuccessfully for Parliament in Portsmouth. He stood again at the 1874 general election, and won the seat, holding it until his defeat at the 1885 general election.
- "Bruce, Thomas Charles (BR844TC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Debrett's House of Commons 1881
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. pp. 246–247. ISBN 0-900178-26-4.
- Craig, F. W. S. (1989) . British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 171. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.
- the Peerage.com
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Thomas Bruce
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
William Henry Stone
|Member of Parliament for Portsmouth
1874 – 1885
With: James Dalrymple-Horn-Elphinstone 1874-1880
Henry Drummond Wolff 1880-1885