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Blanche Kelso, 1841–98, U.S. politician: first black to serve a full term as U.S. senator 1875–81.
Sir David, 1855–1931, Australian physician.
Lenny (Leonard Schneider) 1926–66, U.S. comedian.
Robert, Robert I ( def 2 ).
Stanley Melbourne (1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne) 1883–1967, Australian statesman: prime minister 1923–29.
a male given name: from a Norman family name.
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Bruce1 (bruːs)
1.  James. 1730--94, British explorer, who discovered the source of the Blue Nile (1770)
2.  Lenny. 1925--66, US comedian, whose satirical sketches, esp of the sexual attitudes of his contemporaries, brought him prosecutions for obscenity, but are now regarded as full of insight as well as wit
3.  See Robert I Robert the Bruce
4.  Stanley Melbourne, 1st Viscount Bruce of Melbourne. 1883--1967, Australian statesman; prime minister, in coalition with Sir Earle Page's Country Party, of Australia (1923--29)

Bruce2 (bruːs)
(Brit) a jocular name for an Australian man

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A Norman name, but etymology from Brix (place in La Manche, Normandy) is now considered doubtful ["Dictionary of English Surnames"]. Originated in Britain with Robert de Bruis, a baron listed in the Domesday Book. His son, a friend of David I, king of Scotland, was granted by him in 1124 the lordship
of Annandale, and David's son, Robert, founded the Scottish House of Bruce.
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Bruce (brōōs), Sir David. 1855-1931.

Australian physician and bacteriologist known for his description (1887) of the bacterium that causes brucellosis.

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