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Ferdinand Brucker

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Ferdinand Brucker
Ferdinand Brucker.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1899
Preceded byWilliam S. Linton
Succeeded byJoseph W. Fordney
Personal details
BornJanuary 8, 1858
Bridgeport, Michigan
DiedMarch 3, 1904 (aged 46)
Saginaw, Michigan
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Michigan Law School

Ferdinand Brucker (January 8, 1858 – March 3, 1904) was an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He served one term in the United States House of Representatives from 1897 to 1899.

Early life and education

Brucker was born in Bridgeport, Michigan, where he attended the common schools. He was a member of the State militia 1878-1881. He graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1881, was admitted to the bar the same year, and commenced practice in Saginaw.

Political career

He was an alderman of East Saginaw, 1882–1884, a judge of the probate court of Saginaw County, 1888–1896, and a delegate to the 1896 Democratic National Convention.

Brucker was elected as a Democrat from Michigan's 8th congressional district to the 55th Congress, serving from March 4, 1897 to March 3, 1899. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1898, losing to Joseph W. Fordney.


After leaving Congress, Ferdinand Brucker resumed the practice of law.

He died in Saginaw and is interred in Bridgeport Cemetery in Bridgeport. His son, Wilber M. Brucker, later served as Governor of Michigan from 1931 to 1932.


  • United States Congress. "Ferdinand Brucker (id: B000973)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Ferdinand Brucker at Find a Grave
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William S. Linton
United States Representative for the 8th Congressional District of Michigan
1897 – 1899
Succeeded by
Joseph W. Fordney
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