1871 – He was born in New York City on the 17th of June.
1892 – He attended the common and high schools in New York and became engaged in the manufacture of mineral waters.
1901 – He was a member of the New York State Assembly.
1902-1905 – He was commissioner of public works for the Borough of the Bronx.
1913-1917 – Bruckner was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses and held office from March 4, until December 31, when he resigned; while in the House he was chairman of the Committee on Railways and Canals (Sixty-fifth Congress).
1918-1934 – He resumed his former business pursuits in New York City and was also interested in banking, he was Bronx Borough president.
1942 – He died in New York City on the 14th of April, interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.