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Brucker family of Saginaw, Michigan

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  Ferdinand Brucker (1858-1904) — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich. Born in Bridgeport, Saginaw County, Mich., January 8, 1858. Democrat. Probate judge in Michigan, 1888-96; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1896; U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1897-99; defeated, 1898. Died in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., March 3, 1904 (age 46 years, 55 days). Interment at Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Mich.
  Relatives: Father of Wilber Marion Brucker; grandfather of Wilber Marion Brucker, Jr. (1924?-).
  Political family: Brucker family of Saginaw, Michigan.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilber Marion Brucker (1894-1968) — also known as Wilber M. Brucker — of Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich.; Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Mich., June 23, 1894. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; Saginaw County Prosecuting Attorney, 1923-26; Michigan state attorney general, 1928-30; appointed 1928; Governor of Michigan, 1931-32; defeated, 1932; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1964 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1936; U.S. Secretary of the Army. Presbyterian. Member, Council on Foreign Relations; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Kiwanis; Elks; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Delta Sigma Rho; Sigma Delta Kappa; Phi Gamma Delta; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Moose; Odd Fellows. Suffered an apparent heart attack after attending an Economic Club luncheon, and died soon after, in the emergency room at Harper Hospital, Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 28, 1968 (age 74 years, 127 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Ferdinand Brucker and Robertha H. Brucker; married 1923 to Clara Hantel; father of Wilber Marion Brucker, Jr. (1924?-).
  Political family: Brucker family of Saginaw, Michigan.
  Wilber Marion Brucker, Jr. — also known as Wilber M. Brucker, Jr. — of Michigan. Republican. Member of Wayne State University board of governors; defeated, 1964; elected 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Relatives: Son of Wilber Marion Brucker (1894-1968); grandson of Ferdinand Brucker.
  Political family: Brucker family of Saginaw, Michigan.
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