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Jacob Henry BROMWELL

(1848-1924)

BROMWELL, Jacob Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 11, 1848; resided during his boyhood in Newport, Ky.; attended the public schools of Cincinnati and was graduated from Hughes High School in 1864; taught in the public schools of southern Indiana and of Cincinnati for twenty-three years; was graduated from Cincinnati Law College in 1870; was admitted to the bar of Hamilton County in 1888 and commenced practice in Cincinnati; mayor of Wyoming, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1880-1886; assistant county solicitor of Hamilton County 1888-1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John A. Caldwell; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from December 3, 1894, to March 3, 1903; was not a candidate for renomination in 1902; resumed the practice of law in Cincinnati; judge of the court of common pleas of Hamilton County 1907-1913; declined to be a candidate for renomination; again engaged in the practice of law; died in Wyoming, Ohio, June 4, 1924; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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