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Bruce Foster Sterling (September 28, 1870 – April 26, 1945) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Bruce Foster Sterling
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Bruce Sterling campaign card, 1916–1918
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byRobert F. Hopwood
Succeeded bySamuel A. Kendall
Personal details
Born(1870-09-28)September 28, 1870
Masontown, Pennsylvania
DiedApril 26, 1945(1945-04-26) (aged 74)
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materCalifornia State Normal School
West Virginia University


Bruce Foster Sterling was born in Masontown, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools of Masontown and the California State Normal School in California, Pennsylvania.

He graduated from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 1895. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1896 and commenced practice in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1906 and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1912, 1920 and 1924.

Sterling was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1918. He resumed the practice of law. He was elected register of wills and clerk of the orphans court of Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in 1935, 1939, and 1943.

He died at Uniontown, aged 75, and was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Bruce F. Sterling (id: S000869)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert F. Hopwood
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 23rd congressional district

March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Succeeded by
Samuel A. Kendall