BRUCE, Phineas, (1762 - 1809)


BRUCE, Phineas, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Mendon, Mass., June 7, 1762; received a classical education and was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Machias, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts); member of the Massachusetts house of representatives 1791-1798 and in 1800; elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress commencing March 4, 1803, but was prevented by illness from qualifying; died in Uxbridge, Mass., October 4, 1809; interment in the Old Burying Ground; reinterment in Prospect Hill Cemetery.