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Percival Flack Brundage (2 April 1892[1]-16 July 1979[2]) was a director of the United States Office of Management and Budget from April 2, 1956 until March 17, 1958.

Brundage was born on 2 April 1892 in Amsterdam, New York, the son of a Protestant minister.[3]

Before entering government service, Brundage was an accountant since 1914[4], and a senior partner at Price Waterhouse & Co..[5]

In 1918, Brundage married Amittai Ostrander and had a son (Robert Percival) and a daughter (Lois Ammittai), and 4 grandchildren.[1]

Brundage was appointed as deputy director when Rowland Hughes was appointed director in May 1954.[6] President Eisenhower appointed Brundage as director from 2 April 1956 (his 64th birthday[1]), following Hughes' resignation.[5] He resigned from the post on 13 March 1956.[7]

In 1955, Brundage was elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame.[8]

Brundage was president of the National Bureau of Economic Research[5] and president of the American Institute of Accountants.[7] He was also Treasurer for the People to People Health Foundation,[9] as well as director of the American Unitarian Association.[10]

Brundage was an amateur artist who exhibited paintings at the Century Club in New York.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Marjorie Dent Candee, ed (1958). Current Biography yearbook. 18. H. W. Wilson Company. pp. 81-82. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Yearbook. New York: Century Association. 1980. p. 216. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Schoenebaum, Eleanora W.; Levine, Michael L (1976). Political profiles. Political Profiles: The Eisenhower Years. 2. Facts on File. ISBN 9780871964526. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Another Budget Buster". The Pittsburgh Press (E.W. Scripps Company): p. 6. 21 April 1956.,1375823&dq=percival-brundage&hl=en. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c "Hughes resigns as Director of Budget". Lewiston Daily Sun (James R. Costello Sr.): p. 3. 21 January 1956.,1745405&dq=percival-brundage&hl=en. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Appointment With the President". The New York Times (The New York Times Company): Section: MAGAZINE, Page SM12. 30 May 1954. 
  7. ^ a b "Budget Chief Brundage Resigns Job". St. Petersburg Times (Times Publishing Company): pp. 1,3. 14 March 1956.,6682136&dq=percival-brundage&hl=en. 
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame: 1954 to 1956". Fisher College of Business. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  9. ^ "Film On Hope's Progress To Be Shown At Breakers". Palm Beach Daily News (Cox Enterprises): p. 1. 26 March 1961.,190858&dq=percival-brundage&hl=en. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Clarence Kirshman Streit, ed (1955). Freedom & union. 10-11. Federal Union (US). pp. 8-9. Retrieved 9 March 2010. 


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