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John Bruce (Canada)


John Bruce or Brousse 1837 – 26 October 1893 was the first president of the Métis provisional government at the Red River Colony during the Red River Rebellion of 1869 He resigned because he was sick and his secretary, Louis Riel became the president

The son of Pierre Bruce and Marguerite Desrosiers, he was a carpenter by trade Bruce married Angélique Gaudry He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia and served as Superintendent of Public Works for the provisional government

Sometime after 1874, he moved to Leroy, North Dakota Bruce died in Leroy in 1893 after falling ill the previous year

References

  1. ^ a b c Ronaghan, N E Allen 1990 "Bruce, John" In Halpenny, Francess G Dictionary of Canadian Biography XII 1891–1900 online ed University of Toronto Press 



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