William Cabell Bruce

William Cabell Bruce ( born March 12, 1860 in Staunton Hill, Charlotte County, Virginia; † May 9, 1946 in Ruxton, Maryland ) was an American politician of the Democratic Party, who represented the state of Maryland in the U.S. Senate.

The young William Cabell Bruce was educated at the High School in Norwood, as well as at the College of Nelson County. Later he attended the University of Virginia and finally graduated in 1882 at the Law School of the University of Maryland. He was then taken to the bar and commenced practice in Baltimore.

His political career began in the Senate of Maryland, the Bruce in 1894 was a member until 1896; in his last year in office, he was president of the parliamentary chamber. From 1903 to 1908, he stood before the law department of the city of Baltimore. From 1910 to 1922 he was chief legal advisor to the Commission on the Public Service of Maryland. He resigned this office after he was elected to the U.S. Senate. Six years earlier, he had already made a vain attempt to win a seat in Congress.

However, early in the next election, he defeated Republican Phillips Lee Goldsborough, so that his time ended in the Senate on March 3, 1929. He then worked again as a lawyer until he retired in 1937.

William Cabell Bruce was also active as an author. So he wrote the book Benjamin Franklin, Self- Revealed, a biography of Benjamin Franklin, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1918 in the category of autobiography / biography.