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Frederick George BROMBERG

(1837-1930)

BROMBERG, Frederick George, a Representative from Alabama; born in New York City June 19, 1837; moved with his parents to Mobile, Ala., in February 1838; attended the public schools; was graduated from Harvard University in 1858; studied chemistry at Harvard University 1861-1863; tutor of mathematics at Harvard University 1863-1865; appointed treasurer of the city of Mobile in July 1867 by Maj. Gen. John Pope, who commanded the department, and served until January 19, 1869; member of the State senate 1868-1872; appointed postmaster of Mobile in July 1869 but was removed in June 1871; chairman of the Alabama delegation to the Liberal Republican Convention at Cincinnati in 1872; elected as a Liberal Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); unsuccessfully contested the election of Jeremiah Haralson to the Forty-fourth Congress; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1877 and commenced practice in Mobile, Ala.; Alabama commissioner of the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893; president of the State bar association in 1906; died in Mobile, Ala., on September 4, 1930; interment in Magnolia Cemetery.

Bibliography

Sizemore, Margaret Davidson. “Frederick G. Bromberg of Mobile: An Illustrious Character, 1837-1928.” The Alabama Review 29 (April 1976): 104-12.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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