He was admitted to the bar in 1790 and commenced practice in Machias, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts). He served as member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1791-1798 and in 1800.
Bruce was elected as a Federalist to the Eighth Congress commencing March 4, 1803 – 1805, but was prevented by illness from qualifying. He died in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, October 4, 1809 and was interred in the Old Burying Ground and later reinterred in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
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- United States Congress. "Phineas Bruce (id: B000970)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.