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James Edward BROMWELL

(1920-2009)

BROMWELL, James Edward, a Representative from Iowa; born in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, March 26, 1920; attended Johnson School; graduated from Franklin High School in 1938 and from the University of Iowa in 1942; during the Second World War entered the United States Army as a private, was assigned to the European theater with Headquarters Information and Education Division, served four years, and was discharged as a captain; graduated from the Harvard University School of Business Administration in 1947; returned to the University of Iowa to study law and was graduated in 1950; was admitted to the bar and began practice in Cedar Rapids; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate in 1964 for reelection to the Eighty-ninth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for United States Senator in 1968; resumed the practice of law until 1974, and practiced again from 1979 to 1986; died on September 11, 2009, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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

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