BRUCE, Donald Cogley, (1921 - 1969)


Matchbook (detail), 1960-1962, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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.