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Matthew Linn Bruce

Matthew Linn Bruce
M. Linn Bruce
Born (1860-10-01)October 1, 1860
Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Died February 26, 1936(1936-02-26) (aged 75)
Albany, New York, USA
Nationality American
Education Andes Academy
Alma mater Rutgers College
Organization Republican Party

Matthew Linn Bruce (October 1, 1860, Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania – February 26, 1936, Albany, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He was the son of Dr. James Bruce and Mary (Linn) Bruce (ca. 1830-1907). He was educated at Andes Academy, and graduated A.B. from Rutgers College as valedictorian of the class of 1884. Then he studied law in the office of Cassius M. Shaw at Andes, N.Y., and was admitted to the bar in 1889.

In 1890 removed to New York City where he resided in the Twenty-first Assembly District. He was managing clerk in the office of Hector M. Hitchings until 1892, and then opened his own law office. In 1894, he married Lillian (Ballantine) Knapp, and they had four children.

In 1903, he was President of the New York County Republican Committee, and conducted the unsuccessful campaign of Mayor Seth Low for re-election.

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