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Bruce Sundlun
Birth: Jan. 19, 1920
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Death: Jul. 21, 2011
Jamestown
Newport County
Rhode Island, USA

Rhode Island Governor. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the State of Rhode Island's governor from 1991 until 1995. The son of an attorney, he had just begun his studies at Williams College when the United State's involvement in World War II was initiated following the attack on Pearl Harbor, which prompted Sundlun's enlistment with the Army Air Corps. Trained to fly the B-17 bomber, he would be assigned with the 384th Bomb Group in England and during the course of the war earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with Cluster and a Purple Heart. During the post-war years, he remained with the US Air Force Reserve and retired in 1980 at the rank of colonel. Upon his return home, he attained his BA and received his law degree from Harvard University. From 1949 to 1951, he served as Assistant US Attorney and Special Assistant to the US Attorney General (1951 to 1954). After privately practicing law, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Outlet Communications (1976 to 1988). His tenure as governor was occupied by efforts to stabilize a statewide banking crisis which began prior to his taking office. Sundlun later served as the University of Rhode Island's Governor-in Residence, as he taught courses in Political Science. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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Sons of David and Israel Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jul 21, 2011
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Bruce Sundlun
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Bruce Sundlun
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- Antonio DosSantos
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
was a B-17 pilot during WWII, assigned to 384th BG 545th BS - EVD on 1 dec 1943 (mission to Solingen), flying aboard 41-24557 "Damn Yankee"
- patootie
 Added: Jan. 12, 2014
Blessed Be
- cemstar
 Added: Nov. 26, 2011
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