BRUCKER, Ferdinand, (1858 - 1904)


BRUCKER, Ferdinand, a Representative from Michigan; born in Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Mich., January 8, 1858; attended the common schools; member of the State militia 1878-1881; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1881; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Saginaw, Mich.; alderman of East Saginaw 1882-1884; judge of the probate court of Saginaw County 1888-1896; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1899); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898 to the Fifty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Saginaw, Mich., on March 3, 1904; interment in Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Mich.