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Phineas BRUCE

(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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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