STERLING, Bruce Foster, (1870 - 1945)


Campaign card, 1916-1918, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

STERLING, Bruce Foster, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Masontown, Fayette County, Pa., September 28, 1870; attended the public schools of Masontown and the California State Normal School, California, Pa.; was graduated from the University of West Virginia at Morgantown in 1895; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Uniontown, Pa.; member of the State house of representatives in 1906; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912, 1920, and 1924; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918 to the Sixty-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected register of wills and clerk of the orphans court of Fayette County, Pa., in 1935, 1939, and 1943; died at Uniontown, Pa., on April 26, 1945; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.