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Athletic Hall of Fame

J. Mercer Brugler

J. Mercer Brugler


At Rochester:

  • Played football and basketball
  • Captained the basketball team as a senior
  • Selected as an All-New York State end for Small Colleges in New York State
  • President of the Student Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member of Keidaeans
  • Graduated from the University in 1925


  • Joined the Pfaudler Company in Rochester in 1926 and eventually ascended to the Presidency (1945) and Chairman of the Board (1959)
  • Held a position on the Board of Directors of the Xerox Corporation, the Lincoln First National Bank, N.A., McCurdy and Company, and PAD Business Forms, Inc.
  • Elected as a Trustee of the University in 1953
  • Seven years as Chairman of the Executive Committee and three years as Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Life Trustee