BRUCE, Donald Cogley

BRUCE, Donald Cogley
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1921–1969

Biography

BRUCE, Donald Cogley, a Representative from Indiana; born in Troutville, Clearfield County, Pa., April 27, 1921; graduated from high school in Allentown, Pa., and attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio; engaged in the radio broadcasting industry, serving as program director, business manager, and general manager, 1941-1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); was not a candidate in 1964 for renomination to the Eighty-ninth Congress, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for United States Senator in primary election; on leaving Congress, he helped form the American Conservative Union, a political action group; created a management and political consulting firm, Bruce Enterprises in Round Hill, Va.; died in Round Hill, Va., August 31, 1969; interment in Ebenezer Cemetery near Round Hill.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Indiana State Library

Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 1960-1964, 25 linear feet. The collection of Donald C. Bruce contains congressional papers, including correspondence, reports, and legislation relating to Vietnam, United Nations involvement in the Congo and Angola, Cuba and communist activity in Latin America, foreign aid, un-American activities, military preparedness, educational legislation, and Donald Bruce's bill to limit U.S. Supreme Court rulings; together with printed and audiotape copies of speeches, films of speeches and other appearances, newsletters, and scrapbooks on foreign affairs.
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