Bruce M. Montgomerie
Graduation Year: 1968
Induction Year: 2000
Sport (s): Football

Originally from South Bend, Ind., Bruce Montgomerie came to DePauw on Rector and Old Gold Scholarships. A defensive end, he got his chance to start in his sophomore year and he never missed another down. Ted Katula, his defensive coach, said Montgomerie became the best defensive end ever to play for him. In 1967, as a team co-captain, Montgomerie led the defense on a goal-line stand against Indiana State, stopping the Sycamores on three successive plays, ultimately winning the game. The ’67 team finished second in the Indiana Collegiate Conference to Ball State. Montgomerie was an all-ICC defensive end in both 1966 and 1967. He was an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient in 1968. Off the field, Montgomerie was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and president his senior year, Student Body vice president his senior year, a member of the Gold Key honorary, was tapped for Phi Beta Kappa and was named best scholar athlete. After graduation from DePauw with a degree in political science, he earned a master’s degree in international affairs and a J.D. degree, both from Columbia University, and an LLM (in Tax) from New York University. He has been a director of the Alumni Association, a member of the Rector Scholar Steering Committee, and has served as a volunteer for the Annual Fund and career services. A partner in the New York law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Montgomerie lives in Greenwich, Conn., with his wife, Claire, and two young children, Catherine and William.